National: Dissolution of the Commission for mediation between the EPR and the federal government

Without having succeeded in its mission during the four years of its existence, the Commission for Mediation (Comed) between the Revolutionary Popular Army (EPR) and the federal government announced that it would dissolve before the entrance of the new government to power.  The Comed had been launched on the recommendation of the Revolutionary Popular Democratic Party-Revolutionary Popular Army (PDPR-EPR) so as to find  Edmundo Reyes Amaya and Gabriel Alberto Cruz Sánchez, both EPR members who were disappeared in Oaxaca in 2007.

Taking an account of these four years of work, the Comed recalled that in these terms the EPR agreed to a cease-fire with regard to its armed actions, a step that was considered to be very significant.  Regardless, it denounced that in exchange the federal government had restrengthened the counter-insurgent nature of the armed forces, particularly with regard to police and military units.  It indicated that during this time the State systematically denied the existence of the crime of forced disappearance of persons, despite the obvious fact that police and military agents had participated in such.

In announcing its dissolution, the Comed stressed that in the new political phase of the country, the counterparts should return to the dialogue of this process.

For more information (in Spanish):

Culpan a Calderón por fracaso de Comisión de Mediación entre gobierno y EPR (Proceso, 2 de octubre de 2012)

Comunicado completo de la COMED (COMED, 1ero de octubre de 2012)

For more information from SIPAZ (in English):

Mexico: the International Week of the Disappeared and Detained ends (9 June 2011)

Mexico: National Day against Forgetting and Impunity by the FNLS (8 June 2011)

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