Transparency & accountability

National Human Rights Commission questions presence of military

After the executions of the Mormon leader Benjamin Le Baron and Luis Whitmanand, president of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Luis Soberanes, declared that Chihuahua lives in a state of siege.

“Virtually Chihuahua live under siege and organized crime have not been stopped,” he said.

The Ombudsman criticized the effectiveness of the actions of the Attorney General’s Office (PGR) and the Army in the fight against crime in the country.

Visiting Morelia, the head of the Commission stated that in Juárez murders from organized crime have increased since the army arrived.

He also criticized the performance of the PGR in the arrest of 32 public servants accused of having links to narcotrafficking in Michoacán.

“These practices are of the colonial era, typical of the time of the Inquisition, and we have revived them here in Mexico. They are ineffective because it did not achieve anything- it also succeeded in humiliating and denigrating people.”

Garcia, Adan. “Chihuahua vive en estado de sitio.- CNDH” Reforma July 8, 2009.

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