Over 80 New Arrest Warrants Issued For Suspects In Iguala Missing Students Case

MEXICO CITY (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – twenty first August, 2022) A Mexican courtroom has issued 83 new arrest warrants for suspects within the Iguala mass kidnapping case, together with members of the army, police, judicial and administrative workers of Guerrero State.

“At the request of the Attorney General’s Office, the second Federal criminal justice judge in the State of Mexico, based in Toluca, issued 83 arrest warrants… All related to what happened in the city of Iguala, Guerrero, on and after September 26 and 27, 2014, and at later dates,” the Attorney General’s Office stated in a Saturday assertion.

The arrest warrants have been issued for 20 members of the army, 5 administrative and judicial officers from Guerrero, 44 law enforcement officials and 14 members of the Guerreros Unidos prison gang.

Charges in these warrants embody organized crime, enforced disappearances, torture, homicide, and crimes in opposition to the administration of justice.

On Friday, the Attorney General’s Office introduced that Mexico’s former Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam, who led the company through the preliminary investigation into the case of lacking college students in Iguala, was arrested.

Presidential spokesman Jesus Ramirez Cuevas stated on Friday that Karam is accused of crimes of pressured disappearance, torture and crimes in opposition to the administration of justice, within the Ayotzinapa case, and that he will likely be despatched to jail in Mexico City.

Karam led the investigation into the disappearance of 43 college students from the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers’ College within the metropolis of Iguala in Mexico’s southwestern Guerrero state in 2014. They have been kidnapped after taking part in a protest in opposition to discriminatory hiring and funding practices in Iguala.

Initially, authorities blamed the alleged abduction on native drug cartels and prison gangs, however extra proof supplied by unbiased specialists revealed that native police have been concerned. According to Mexican authorities, the scholars have been probably burnt at a trash dump close to town of Cocula situated in Guerrero state.

Over 100 folks have been arrested following the tragic incident, together with the previous mayor of Iguala and quite a few police officers. Over two dozen key witnesses have been reportedly killed or died through the investigation.

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