CNDH investigates murder of 5 young people at the hands of the Army

The National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) of Mexico announced on Tuesday an ex officio investigation into the alleged murder of five young people at the hands of the Army in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas.

The events that occurred last Sunday have been condemned by organizations that defend human rights, not only by the death of the five youths, but rather because of the reaction of the military against relatives of the murdered, who were repelled with shots to the ground when they faced the military forces.

“The CNDH initiated an ex officio complaint (investigation) for the events that occurred last Sunday February 26 in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipaswhere, presumably, elements of the Secretary of National Defense (Sedena) would have activated their firearms against a truck in which six young people were traveling, five of whom died and one more was injured, ”the agency stated in a statement.

The CNDH, an autonomous body of the Mexican State, added that, in accordance with its constitutional powers, from the moment it became aware of the facts began to collect the necessary information to investigate the case. And he added:

It has already entered into communication with the authority indicated for the alleged human rights violations and has contacted the victims’ relatives to provide them with the necessary accompaniment and legal advice that they require.

Last Monday, various civil organizations they condemned the facts and they accused the Mexican Army of killing the five youths as they were returning home in a van after leaving a nightclub.

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According to the Nuevo Laredo Human Rights Committee, the deceased are: Gustavo Pérez Beriles, Wilberto Mata Estrada, Jonathan Aguilar Sánchez, Alejandro Trujillo and Gustavo Ángel Suárez Castillowho would have US citizenship.

However, the United States consulate in the border city has not been pronounced about.

According to the Committee, they identified 12 Army units at the scene of the events, where citizens dissatisfied with the actions of the Armed Forces congregated.

At least three soldiers used their weapons, rifles and pistols, to disperse the protesters, putting the lives of all of us, journalists, neighbors and even children, at risk.“, said Raymundo Ramos Vázquez, president of the association, in a statement.

The Miguel Agustín Pro Juárez Human Rights Center (Centro Prodh), the organization Fundar, and Human Rights Watch (HRW) demanded that the government and the Attorney General of the Republic (FGR) open an investigation.

The alleged massacre occurs amid growing militarization policies of the president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who has assigned public security tasks to the Armed Forces.

Non-governmental human rights organizations have also denounced the silence of the institutions state and federal in this case. At the moment, no member of the Government of López Obrador has ruled on the matter.

However, a campaign has been unleashed on social networks against the human rights defender Raymundo Ramos, for taking the defense of this case.

(With information from EFE)

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