U.N. Requests Investigation of Migrant Abductions
Posted on Jan 22, 2011
With the spotlight on narcotraffickers, it’s easy to blame Mexico’s endless violence exclusively on drug cartels. But the U.N. is also now urging the country to investigate the involvement of government officials in crimes, such as the abduction of 40 migrants in Oaxaca. —JCL
The UN human rights chief has urged Mexico to investigate the possible involvement of officials in the abduction of about 40 migrants.
Navi Pillay said the Central American migrants had been “abducted in highly questionable circumstances” from a cargo train in Oaxaca state last month.
They were reportedly taken by gunmen who stopped the train in Chahuites.
AP / Anja Niedringhaus
Navi Pillay, U.N. high commissioner for human rights.