Chiapas: Case against Zedillo for Acteal massacre is dismissed

Acteal (@Espoir Chiapas)

On 18 July, a judge from the Connecticut state court decided to dismiss the case against former Mexican president Ernesto Zedillo for his presumed responsibility in the Acteal massacre of 1997, which left 45 dead.  This decision closed the case, although the 11 plaintiffs, who could have obtained a compensation of some $50 million, can still appeal the decision.

For more information (in Spanish):

Desestiman demanda contra Zedillo por Acteal (El Universal, 19 de julio de 2013)

Zedillo, presunto cómplice de la masacre de Acteal, incluido en organización mundial por la paz (Proceso, 11 de julio de 2013)

For more information from SIPAZ (in English):

Chiapas: New communique from Las Abejas de Acteal (24 January 2013)

Chiapas: Commemoration of 20th anniversary of Las Abejas and coming 15th anniversary of the Acteal massacre (21 December 2012)

Chiapas: Survivor of Acteal massacre dies (16 November 2012)

Chiapas: the Las Abejas Civil Society denounces reactivation of paramilitaries in its community (12 October 2012)

National-International: Zedillo obtains immunity for the Acteal case(19 September 2012)

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