Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Civilian charges filed against Mexican soldiers

Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam
Civilian homicide charges have been filed against three Mexican Army soldiers in a case growing out of the shooting deaths of 22 civilians in San Pedro Limon. The action, announced by Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam, follows military charges of dereliction of duty and disobedience against a lieutenant and seven enlisted soldiers. The Associated Press report notes a variety of discrepancies in official accounts of the incident. For example:
"Doesn't it seem strange that eight soldiers face off against 22 suspects and all the deaths are on the side of those with numeric superiority?" said Alejandro Hope, a Mexico City-based security analyst. . . .

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