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Wednesday 17 of August 2022

GIEI to end Cooperation with PGR


Claudia Paz of the GIEI
Claudia Paz of the GIEI
The GIEI disagrees with the PGR's report that at least 17 bodies were burned at the Cocula dump

MEXICO CITY – The Group of Independent Experts (GIEI) that was sent to Mexico by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights say it won’t work with the Mexican Attorney General’s Office (PGR) investigating the alleged burning of 43 missing college students at a garbage dump.

Carlos Beristain of the GIEI. Photo: Cuartoscuro.com/Adolfo Vladimir.
Carlos Beristain of the GIEI. Photo: Cuartoscuro.com/Adolfo Vladimir.

The GIEI criticized the PGR’s decision to release a report last week saying there was a fire at the dump and the remains of at least 17 people were found there.

On the contrary, the GIEI said Wednesday the report was inconclusive. They have cast doubt on whether such a large fire was possible there.

The experts will wind up their work in April.

Forty-three students at a radical teachers college disappeared in Guerrero state on Sept. 26, 2014. Mexican prosecutors say local police turned the students over to a drug gang that killed them and incinerated the bodies at the dump.