129 bod­ies high­light ‘shock­ing’ cri­sis of Mexico’s dis­ap­peared: Amnesty

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - WORLD -

MEXICO CITY — Amnesty In­ter­na­tional says the dis­cov­ery of 129 bod­ies dur­ing the search for 43 miss­ing stu­dents high­lights a “cri­sis of en­forced dis­ap­pear­ances” in Mexico. The in­ter­na­tional hu­man rights watchdog calls the sit­u­a­tion “shock­ing” — not only in the state of Guer­rero, where the stu­dents dis­ap­peared last Septem­ber, but also else­where in Mexico. Amnesty’s state­ment Mon­day came in re­sponse to an AP re­port the pre­vi­ous day in which fed­eral of­fi­cials said the bod­ies had been found in 60 clan­des­tine graves over the last 10 months. None of the corpses were matched to the miss­ing stu­dents. Pros­e­cu­tors say the stu­dents were seized by po­lice, handed over to drug gang mem­bers, killed and in­cin­er­ated, though fam­i­lies of the vic­tims doubt the of­fi­cial story.

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