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Death of 38 migrants: no "impunity" promises the Mexican president


“There will be no impunity” in the tragedy of the 38 migrants who died in a detention center in Ciudad Juarez, in northern Mexico, at the...

There will be no impunity

” in the tragedy of the 38 migrants who died in a detention center in Ciudad Juarez, in northern Mexico, on the border with the United States, Mexican President Andrés Manuel promised on Wednesday Lopez Obrador.

We are not going to hide anything and there is not going to be impunity

,” declared the head of state, announcing the presentation of a first report by the authorities in the afternoon.

He asked that "

those who caused this painful tragedy be punished in accordance with the law


"Act responsibly"

Broadcast by several media and authenticated by the authorities, a video showed the start of the fire.

Behind bars, in the smoke, a man kicks against a closed door while another appears to put a mattress on the ground.

They then retreat with other individuals.

In the foreground, on the other side of the cell, three officers, two of whom are in uniform, retire offscreen with their backs to them, without giving them assistance.

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A few hours after the tragedy on Tuesday, the Mexican president had indicated that the migrants had lit the fire with mattresses in a movement of "


": "

We assume that they learned that they were going to be expelled, moved



There is no intention to hide the facts

," insisted the Mexican leader on Wednesday, confirming the authenticity of the video.


Our government does not allow human rights violations or impunity



We will act responsibly

," he added, promising sanctions.

How is it possible that the Mexican authorities left human beings locked up without any possibility of escaping the fire?

asked Erika Guevara Rosas, director of Amnesty International for the Americas, in a press release on Tuesday.

The fire, unprecedented in facilities for migrants in the country, also injured 28 people.

Source: lefigaro

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