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UN Human Rights Representative: More Than 30,000 Missing in Mexico

Prensa Latina
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August 9, 2017
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Laura Carlsen of the Center for International Policy says that as thousands disappear the Mexican government has turns a blind eye instead of investigating and preventing disappearances. (TheRealNews)

The representative of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Mexico, Jan Jarab, confirmed that up to now 30,000 people have been reported missing in the country in recent years.

He stated that during the inauguration in the capital of Forum of Forced Disappearance, titled Against Pain and Fear: A Cry of Hope, and organized by the Human Rights Center of Tlachinollan Mountain.

Representatives of human rights organizations, former UN officials and relatives of the 43 teachers-training of Ayotzinapa, who disappeared in September 2014, are attending the forum.

Although the number of 30,000 exceeded the official ones, relatives and organizations that deal with the subject speak even of 100,000 disappeared in Mexico, where they are recurring finds of clandestine graves.

See the original at Prensa Latina

Related: 14 Bodies Found in Mass Grave in Zacatecas, Mexico (teleSUR)


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