Press Conference in The Hague: FIDH - [Report] Mexico: Murders, disappearances and torture in Coahuila constitute crimes against humanity

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Presentation of the Document:

Mexico: Murders, disappearances and torture in Coahuila constitute crimes against humanity

Press conference

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 10:15 a.m.

FIDH Permanent representation at the ICC in the Hague

In a document to be published on July 5, FIDH and several Mexican non-governmental human rights organizations urged the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to open a preliminary examination on the serious crimes committed in the Mexican state of Coahuila from 2009 to 2016.

This submission is based on an investigation and legal analysis conducted by FIDH with the support of more than 80 Mexican organizations.

Mexico is the country with the most critical situation in the Americas: 68,000 assassinations and 26,000 disappearances in a decade. This submission details how, between 2009 and 2016 in Coahuila, the authorities and the Zetas cartel committed crimes against humanity, including serious deprivation of physical liberty, torture and forced disappearances, as part of a systematic attack against the civilian population of that State.

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