Mexico arrests ex-attorney general in case of missing pupils
Mexico arrests ex-attorney general in case of missing pupils

Federal prosecutors said Friday that they had detained Mexico’s former attorney general on allegations of abuse in the investigation into the 2014 disappearances of 43 students from a radical teacher academy.

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Prosecutors also revealed that arrest warrants had been filed in the case against 20 army personnel, five municipal authorities, 33 local police officers, and 11 state police officers, as well as 14 gang members.

The roundup includes the first arrest of a former attorney general in recent history, as well as one of the largest mass arrests of Mexican army personnel ever conducted by civilian prosecutors.

Jess Murillo Karam served as Attorney General under then-President Enrique Pea Nieto from 2012 until 2015. Murillo Karam was charged with torture, official malfeasance, and forced disappearance, according to the office of the current Attorney General, Alejandro Gertz Manero.

Murillo Karam was accused of “orchestrating a major media deception” and managing a “generalized cover-up” in the case by Gertz Manero in 2020.

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The arrest occurred a day after a panel formed to investigate what transpired concluded that the army was at least partially to blame. According to the report, a soldier infiltrated the student organization involved, and the army did not halt the abductions despite knowing what was going on.

Corrupt local police, other security officials, and members of a drug cartel kidnapped the students in Iguala, Guerrero state, eight years ago, while the motivation remains unknown. Their corpses were never discovered, however bits of charred bone were linked to three of the pupils.

Murillo Karam, under pressure to settle the case as soon as possible, stated in 2014 that the students were murdered and their remains burnt at a rubbish dump by members of a narcotics gang. That hypothesis was dubbed “the historic truth” by him.

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However, the inquiry revealed instances of torture, unlawful arrest, and evidence mismanagement, allowing the majority of the directly involved gang members to walk free.

The event happened near a huge army installation, and independent investigations revealed that military personnel were aware of what was going on. The family of the students had long requested that troops be included in the probe.

According to the truth commission investigating the matter, one of the abducted students was a soldier who had infiltrated the radical teachers’ college, but the army did not search for him despite having real-time knowledge that the abduction was taking place. It said that the inactivity breached army rules for missing soldier situations.

A request for response from the military ministry was not returned.

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The troops and officers wanted in the warrants issued on Friday, as well as other authorities, police, and gang members, face allegations of murder, torture, official misconduct, criminal association, and forced disappearance.

It was unclear whether all of the suspects faced all of the accusations, or if the suspects were among others who had been detained and charged in prior investigations.

Prior to Mexican legal changes, the army has long been permitted to submit troops suspected of misbehavior to separate military courts. Soldiers, on the other hand, must now be prosecuted in civilian tribunals if their crimes affected people.

The troops charged were stationed near the location of the kidnapping in 2014.

Murillo Karam’s arrest, according to the Institutional Revolutionary Party, which both Murillo Karam and Pea Nieto belonged to, is “more an issue of politics than justice.” This action does not assist the relatives of the victims in obtaining answers.”

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Mexican federal prosecutors had already filed arrest warrants for members of the military and federal police, as well as Tomás Zeron, the chief of Mexico’s detective agency at the time of the kidnapping.

Zeron is wanted on allegations of torturing and concealing forced disappearances. He escaped to Israel, and Mexico has requested assistance from the Israeli authorities in apprehending him.

According to Gertz Manero, in addition to Zeron’s alleged offenses related to the case, he is accused of stealing more than $44 million from the Attorney General’s Office budget.

The reason for the students’ kidnapping is yet unknown.

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Local police from Iguala, members of organized crime, and officials abducted 43 students from buses on September 26, 2014. The students frequently commandeered buses for transportation.

Murillo Karam alleged the students were handed over to a drug gang, who murdered them, burnt their bodies at a dump in neighboring Cocula, and threw the burning bone fragments into a river.

Later investigations by independent specialists and the Attorney General’s Office, which were supported by the truth panel, refuted the notion that the remains were burnt at the Cocula landfill.

There is no proof that any of the pupils are still alive.