UN office “concerned” over Mexico missing students case

A woman protests with the parents of 43 missing students 18 months after their disappearance. (Yuri Cortex/AFP)
A woman protests with the parents of 43 missing students 18 months after their disappearance. (Yuri Cortex/AFP)

By Maria Verza / Associated Press

A U.N. human rights office said on Tuesday that it is troubled by a group of international experts’ complaints of obstacles to their investigation into the disappearance of 43 students in Mexico.

Rupert Colville, spokesman for the U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, said in a statement that the office is “concerned about the many challenges and obstacles reported by the experts,” including the ability to examine other lines of investigation such the possible roles of the military and other officials in the case.

He called on the Mexican government to “take into serious consideration” the recommendations of the group of experts from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

The group’s report from Sunday criticized the government’s investigation of the 2014 disappearances. It said suspects were apparently tortured and key pieces of evidence were not investigated or handled properly.

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