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Confronting Crimes Against Humanity in Mexico
Top Image: Still from Open Society Justice Initiative video.
Civil society groups are asking the International Crime Court to take action against Mexico. A new report from the Open Society Justice Initiative and five Mexican rights groups finds that there is a "reasonable basis" to conclude that crimes against humanity have been committed in Mexico. The report includes details of extrajudicial killings, torture, kidnappings, and other crimes committed by the Mexican military and police.
The Mexican government blamed most of the violence on drug cartels and said that when security forces overreacted, members of those forces had been punished.
Listen to Eric Witte, senior project manager on national trials of grave crimes for the Open Society Justice Initiative, offers his insight to the report and the crimes listed in the report.
See Storify below for some reactions to the report.
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