33,000+
MISSING
IN MEXICO

43 Student Teachers and 33,000+ Others Missing in Mexico. Urge Mexico to find them and halt an epidemic of torture and disappearances.

Call on Mexico’s President to find the missing and stop the torture

URGE MEXICO TO FIND THEM AND HALT AN EPIDEMIC OF TORTURE AND DISAPPEARANCES

On September 27, 2014, the tortured body of student Julio César Mondragón, was found.

Hours before, on the evening of September 26, Julio César and other students from a teacher-training college in Ayotzinapa were on their way to a protest when local police opened fire on them. Six people were killed and others badly injured. Eyewitnesses saw police take 43 students away. They have not been seen since.

The families and classmates of the Ayotzinapa students, along with Mexicans from all walks of life, have courageously taken to the streets in the hundreds of thousands to call for action. The protests are fuelled by the terrible knowledge that what was done to the students of Ayotzinapa is only the tip of a horrifying iceberg.

MORE THAN 33,000 PEOPLE
ARE REPORTED DISAPPEARED
OR MISSING IN MEXICO

More than 33,000 people are reported disappeared or missing in Mexico, almost half of them during the current government of President Peña Nieto. The few victims of disappearances and abductions whose remains have been found have displayed evidence of torture. Indeed, torture is out of control with a 600% rise in reported cases in the past decade.

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REPORT: Mexico: Gross incompetence and inertia fuels disappearances epidemic

 
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Dear President Peña Nieto,

From Canada, I write to express my deep concern for 43 students from the Escuela Normal Rural Raúl Isidro Burgos in Ayotzinapa who disappeared after being taken away by police on September 26, 2014. 



A deeply flawed investigation has yet to discover the truth about what happened to the students, and the recommendations of respected international experts appointed to review the investigation have been dismissed.



Equally disturbing is the fact that this is no isolated case. More than 33,000 people are now reported missing in Mexico, amidst lack of effective action by authorities to look for them and bring those responsible to justice.



I call on you to:



-         Guarantee full compliance with the mechanism established to follow up on the recommendations of international experts who reviewed the Ayotzinapa investigation



-          Ensure that the whereabouts of the 43 students is uncovered and that all those implicated in this terrible crime are brought to justice



-          Guarantee effective measures to solve the cases of more than 33,000 others reported missing in Mexico and stop the ongoing epidemic of disappearances

 




Sincerely,




 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
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