Independent probe doubts 43 Mexico students cremated


MEXICO CITY: Independent experts from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on Sunday tore apart the Mexican government’s investigation into last year’s abduction of 43 students, refuting official conclusions that they were incinerated in a landfill. After a six-month investigation, the panel released a nearly 500-page report that undermines the official account, reviving the anger of the victims’ families over a crime that has pummeled President Enrique Pena Nieto’s popularity. The document also calls for a probe into the actions of federal police and soldiers during the night of September 26-27, when municipal officers from the southern city of Iguala shot at buses that had been seized by the unarmed students. The commission called for a new line of investigation into whether the students were attacked because they may have inadvertently taken a bus criminals used to transport heroin.



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