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Human Rights Complaints Follow Tláhuac Operation

One of the complaints received by the National Human Rights Commission was submitted by Pérez’s family in an attempt to claim his body
By The News · 26 of July 2017 16:02:17
Residents and motorcycle taxi drivers stop to look at marines blocking the area where a suspected drug gang leader and seven others were killed in a shootout in the Tláhuac district of Mexico City, Thursday, July 20, 2017, Residents and motorcycle taxi drivers stop to look at marines blocking the area where a suspected drug gang leader and seven others were killed in a shootout in the Tláhuac district of Mexico City, Thursday, July 20, 2017. Mexico City residents were stunned by the sight of drug-war-style violence, including burnt-out vehicles and road blockades by gang-sympathizing motorcycle taxi drivers, in the nation's capital, sights that had previously been seen only in violence-wracked cities like Reynosa and Nuevo Laredo.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell), photo: AP/Rebecca Blackwell

Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) received two human rights complaints following the security operation in Tláhuac that saw the death of Felipe de Jesús Pérez, aka “El Ojos,” informed the commission’s president Raúl González Pérez.

One of the complaints was submitted by Pérez’s family in an attempt to claim his body, explained González Pérez, adding that “we’ve taken the necessary measures to speed up the paperwork so the body will be delivered to Pérez’s family.”

The second complaint came from a man who claimed someone broke into his house.

González Pérez later referred to an ongoing investigation pertaining Tláhuac’s borough chief Rigoberto Salgado Vázquez’s links to organized crime. “I would rather not speculate at all,” he stated. “It is up to police investigators to determine anyone’s level of involvement in this matter, as long as the truth arrises from solid, comparable and credible information and of evidence that remains within the boundaries of the law,” he added.