Guerrero: Students denounce entrance of armed groups to the Rural Normal of Ayotzinapa

June 7, 2013

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The student leadership of the Rural Normal school of Ayotzinapa and the Guerrero Network of Human-Rights Organizations (Redgro) have denounced the invasion of armed commando units on 8 and 14 May to the offices of a building to intimidate students who witnessed the murder of two of their colleagues in December 2011.  The students have claimed Ángel Aguirre Rivero as responsible for whatever might happen to them.  In press-conference, they announced that they would form guard-units to watch over the school’s campus, toward the end of preventing any further invasions by these groups.

The former student leaders were beaten and threatened by armed persons, who told them “Motherfuckers, let’s see if now you stop your chaos against the government; stop your fucking scandals, or you will be fucking shot.  If you continue with your damn marches, what happened to your comrades will happen to you, just as they died in the highway, so will you, fucking dogs.”  The students emphasized that the aggression took place within the context of the release of the ministerial police officers Ismael Matadamas Salinas and Rey David Cortés Flores, who had been processed for the murder of students.  Gabriel Echeverría de Jesús and Jorge Alexis Herrera Pino were murdered extra-judicially on 12 December 2011 on the Sol highway.

For more information (in Spanish):

Denuncian alumnos ingreso de grupos armados a la normal de Ayotzinapa (La Jornada de Guerrero, 20 de mayo de 2013)

Incursionan hombres armados en Ayotzinapa y golpean y amenazan a alumnos, denuncian (El Sur de Acapulco, 20 de mayo de 2013)

Critican normalistas de Ayotzinapa el regreso de López Rosas al gabinete estatal (La Jornada de Guerrero, 19 de mayo de 2013)

Tribunales ya exculparon a ministeriales de la muerte de normalistas: López Rosas (La Jornada, 20 de mayo de 2013)

Cambios en el gabinete; ¿quién gana y quién pierde? (Tlachinollan en El Sur de Acapulco, 20 de mayo de 2013)

For more information from SIPAZ (in English):

Guerrero: Impunity continues in the Ayotzinapa case (17 May 2013)

Guerrero: Release of police charged for the murder of students from the Rural Normal of Ayotzinapa (29 April 2013)

Guerrero: normalists commemorate first anniversary of repression in Ayotzinapa (21 December 2013)

Guerrero: New aggressions against students in Ayotzinapa (26 November 2012)

Guerrero: “The Ayotzinapa case cannot remain in impunity” – OMCT (16 August 2012)

Guerrero: Ayotzinapa denounces impunity six months after the deaths of two students (17 June 2012)

Guerrero: CNDH confirms serious rights-violations against students of Ayotzinapa (16 January 2012)

Guerrero: Extrajudicial execution of students from the Rural Normal of Ayotzinapa (21 December 2011)