Mexico must probe thousands of 'disappearances': UN

February 13, 2015 5:15 PM

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Mexico must probe thousands of 'disappearances': UN

GENEVA (Reuters) - A United Nations watchdog called on Mexico on Friday to probe and prosecute alleged complicity of state forces in "disappearances", including a notorious case of 43 students believed murdered last year.

Mexico's delegation told the U.N. Committee on Enforced Disappearances at a review last week that 11,300 people were unaccounted for. Amnesty International said in a statement that more than 22,600 had gone missing in the past eight years amid "a huge problem of impunity".

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