MEXICO Metropolis Mexico’s authorities on Tuesday took the exceptional action of apologizing to 3 indigenous gals who invested extra than 3 years in prison right after being falsely accused by prosecutors of kidnapping 7 law enforcement officers and carrying cocaine.
The head of the attorney general’s office, Raul Cervantes, explained sorry to the gals, who are from a modest group in Queretaro, Central Mexico, and asked for their forgiveness, as portion of damages ordered by a tribunal.
The circumstance of Alberta Alcantara, Jacinta Francisco and Teresa Gonzalez has shone a mild on prevalent human legal rights abuses by Mexico’s authorities and issues in the justice technique.
A official apology from authorities for wrongdoing is exceptionally unheard of in Mexico.
Mario Patron, head of the Pro Middle for Human Rights, who fought the circumstance for just about 10 years, explained that accepting that the gals were ideal was the minimal that the Mexican point out could do.
He explained that provided the remarkable prices of impunity, torture and “disappeared” people in Mexico, this should be deemed an accomplishment.
(Reporting by Lizbeth Diaz Creating by Christine Murray Editing by Bill Rigby)