SIPAZ: Special Report on the Case of Acteal

Acteal (22/08/09) @sipaz

The Supreme Court (SCJN) Ruling: an irreproachable ruling judicially, a highly questioned decision based in the historical and actual context

On August 12, the chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) granted an appeal to 26 indigenous men incarcerated for more than 11 years and convicted of the killing of 45 indigenous people, who on December 22, 1997 were killed in the community of Acteal, municipality of Chenalhó (in the highlands of Chiapas). Twenty of them were freed the next day, while the other six will repeat the judicial process which condemned them. There remain 31 cases to be heard by the SCJN in the future, which could lead to similar rulings.

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More information from SIPAZ:

Impunity and the responsability of Mexican Authorities in the Acteal Case (February 2008)


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