Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Another Dead Detainee?

There is another detainee in Santa Catarina, Nuevo León, whose whereabouts are unknown. As with the previous case (in which the suspect was subsequently found tortured and killed), there was an exchange of control between the local police and the marines, and there is some dispute as to who was responsible for the person at different points. In any event, this stinks. If it turns out that the marines killed these two, the fact that the biggest paper in the country is reporting on the issue essentially as it happens (as opposed than NGO investigating years later) would seem to make it more likely that there will be a thorough, publicly aired investigation, which is a rarity in cases of military abuse.

Update: He's not dead, and was at at the home of some relatives.

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