Photo: Mexico Prison Riot Gets International Condemnation
The United Nations human rights office has called on Mexican authorities to conduct a thorough and independent investigation into the killing over the weekend of 44 inmates at a prison in the country’s north, apparently by members of an organized criminal group.
Another 26 detainees – most of them accused of grave crimes – escaped from the prison in the state of Nuevo León on Sunday, the same day that the killings took place.
Sunday’s killings and mass escape occurred little more than a month after 31 prisoners died and 13 others were injured during a confrontation between rival groups at a jail in Tamaulipas, a state which borders Nuevo León..
Meanwhile, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) expresses its concern over the violent death of 44 inmates at the state prison of Apodaca, in the State of Nuevo León, México. The IACHR urges the State of Mexico to implement the necessary measures to prevent the repetition of similar incidents, and to investigate and sanction the perpetrators.