Guerreo/National: Two Agents Arrested for Torture in Ayotzinapa Case and Extradition Proceedings Begin against Tomas Zeron


On July 8th, two agents attached to the Federal Ministerial Police, dependent on the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic (FGR), were arrested as allegedly responsible for having participated in acts of torture in the Ayotzinapa case.

The completed arrest warrants are part of a file recorded by the Federal Public Ministry after a video was released last year, in which an officer from the Secretary of the Navy and federal agents are observed torturing an alleged person involved in the forced disappearance of the 43 student teachers in Iguala in 2014.

This makes a total five people arrested, four of them were members of the Criminal Investigation Agency (AIC) and one of the Secretariat of the Navy.

The two officers were placed at the disposal of a judge and are awaiting a decision on whether to issue a prison order or release. So far, the FGR has not disclosed the identity of the detained agents.

On another note, on July 10th, the media reported that Mexico began an extradition process for Tomas Zeron, former director of the PGR Investigation Agency, who fled to Canada. His arrest warrant has an Interpol red card for the Ayotzinapa case.

More information in Spanish:

Detienen a dos agentes por tortura en investigaciones del caso Ayotzinapa(EDUCA Oaxaca, 9 de julio)

Detienen a ex agentes por presunta tortura a implicados en caso Ayotzinapa (La Jornada, 9 de julio)

Detienen a dos por Ayotzinapa(El heraldo de Méxic, 9 de julio)

México inicia con Canadá proceso de extradición de Tomás Zerón(El Universal, 10 de julio)

More information from SIPAZ:

Nacional/Guerrero: Remains of Christian Alfonso Rodriguez Telumbre of the Missing Ayotzinapa 43 Identified (July 8, 2020)

Guerrero/National: “El Mochomo”, Implicated in Ayotzinapa Case, Released and Rearrested (July 6, 2020)

Guerrero/National: “Important Steps on the Route to Know the Truth of what Happened” in Ayotzinapa Case(July 3, 2020)

Guerrero/National: 68th Global Action for Ayotzinapa (June 4, 2020)

National/International: Mexico and IACHR Formalize Reinstallation of IGIE for Ayotzinapa Case (May 11, 2020)


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