Report slams obstacles, torture in Mexico students case

Parents and other relatives of the 43 missing students from the Ayotzinapa's teachers school attend the reading of the final report from the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI) in Mexico City on April, 24, 2016Independent investigators issued a scathing report Sunday on the disappearance of 43 Mexican students, accusing the government of obstructing their probe and alleging that some suspects were tortured. After a yearlong investigation ending this month, the foreign experts from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights were unable to resolve a case that has shocked the international community and sparked protests against President Enrique Pena Nieto. The experts also cited medical reports showing “significant indications of mistreatment and torture” against 17 of the more than 100 suspects detained in the case, with some claiming they received electric shocks in their testicles and bags were placed over their heads.

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