Guerrero/National/International: Mexican Government Asks IACHR to Declare El Charco Case Inadmissable

charco@Lenin Ocampo Torres, El Sur de Acapulco

On October 21, the Decada Solidarity Network  Against Impunity reported that the Mexican State requested that the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) declare the case of the massacre by Mexican soldiers of 11 indigenous and a university student in El Charco, municipality of Ayutla, “inadmissible”. The events occurred on June 7, 1998. The State’s response came 13 months after the international body requested information about the massacre. There it argues that the request for admissibility “is inappropriate” and asks to “archive” the request. The survivor of the massacre, Erika Zamora Pardo, explained that they will demonstrate that the process is not time-barred, as suggested by the Mexican government, and serious violations of human rights were committed, such as extrajudicial executions and torture of detainees, crimes which are considered imprescriptible.

The network reported that it will ask for an admissibility hearing from the IACHR to support its request. It should be recalled that the case is before the IACHR since May 2012.

For more information in Spanish:

Boletín de prensa Red Solidaria Década Contra la Impunidad (21 de octubre de 2016)

Pidió el Estado a la CIDH que declare inadmisible el caso de la masacre de El Charco, denuncian (El Sur, 21 de octubre de 2016)

El Estado mexicano responde a la CIDH por el caso de El Charco, con 13 meses de atraso (La Jornada de Guerrero, 21 de octubre de 2016)

Al menor militares lo golpearon en cabeza y estómago; Estado pidió a CIDH declare “inadmisible” la masacre de indígenas (Revolución 3.0, 22 de octubre de 2016)

For more information from SIPAZ:

Guerrero: Conmemoran 16 aniversario de la Masacre de El Charco y exigen justicia (10 de junio de 2014)

Guerrero: Presentación del informe de la Misión de Observación “Una luz contra la impunidad” (3 de abril de 2014)

Guerrero: Instan a CIDH tomar caso de la masacre de El Charco (31 de enero de 2013)

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