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Expert Says Mexico Affected by Grave Human Rights Abuses

Mexico City, October 6 (teleSUR-RHC)-- Mexico is going through a “grave human rights crisis” characterized by a grave and generalized situation of torture practices, enforced disappearances and extrajudicial executions, said James Cavallaro, Inter-American Commission for Human Rights expert for Mexico and first vice president of the IACHR, in an interview Monday with Aristegui CNN.
“We received dozens of testimonies regarding the situation of enforced disappearances, extrajudicial executions, very grave cases as Tlataya, Apatzingan, Tanhuato, and very serious cases of torture,” he added.

His words come almost simultaneously with the announcement by a federal judge that four of the seven Mexican troops involved in the Tlataya massacre were ordered released from jail, a decision the federal Attorney General's office (PGR) said it would appeal the decision.

Mexico is possibly one of the most dangerous countries in the world to be a journalist or a human rights activist.

The expert said he visited Mexico City and that IACHR experts then divided into different groups who visited various states, including Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, Veracruz, Guerrero and Tabasco.

“Everybody came back after meeting with the civil society and victims and we all came back very impressed on how grave the situation is in the country,” he reiterated.
Cavallaro hinted he and his group of experts do not agree with the Mexican government of President Enrique Peña Nieto who claim the situation of human rights in the country is under control. At the United Nations 70th General Assembly, the Mexican president boasted a human rights situation that does not exist in Mexico.  
Edited by Ivan Martínez
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