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First recommendation for abuses by the National Guard in Chiapas is issued

The National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) issued the first recommendation for human rights violations attributable to elements of the National Guard (GN), who in January stoned and beat migrants who entered Mexico to try to reach the United States with clubs. .

The CNDH confirmed that elements of the GN and the National Migration Institute (INM) committed acts that violated the rights of foreigners, who were first beaten and later transferred to an immigration station.

“This National Organization verified that on January 20 and 23, 2020, migrants who tried to enter Mexico through the municipalities of Suchiate and Frontera Hidalgo, Chiapas, were attacked with stones, sticks and shields by elements of the National Institute of Migration and the National Guard (GN) in order to prevent their advance, being detained and transferred to an immigration station, “the CNDH indicated in its recommendation.

In the document, with folio 50/2020, the CNDH reported that its investigation “made it possible to have elements to prove violations of human rights, legal security, personal integrity, dignified treatment, as well as the best interests of children and children. adolescence, attributable to elements of both units (GN and INM) “.

It added that the INM violated the rights of the victims because it allowed the GN to review and detain people in a context of mobility, in addition to the arbitrary and excessive use of force in the detention.

For all these reasons, the CNDH in its statement recommended Francisco Alfonso Durazo Montaño, who is still in charge of the Secretariat for Citizen Security and Protection, to collaborate in the follow-up of the complaint made before the GN Internal Affairs Unit, as well as to design and apply an action protocol that considers the principles of absolute necessity, legality, prevention, proportionality, accountability and vigilance that govern the use of force by the institution.

In addition to granting comprehensive reparation for the damage caused to the victims, including just and sufficient compensation.

He also recommended giving the personnel of the 21st GN Battalion a course on human rights with emphasis on respect for legal security, personal integrity and the best interests of children and adolescents, delimiting the functions that, by mandate of law, can be done by collaborating with the INM.

Alfonso Durazo with one foot outside the SSPC. Last Tuesday Alfonso Durazo Montaño presented his formal resignation to the title of the Secretariat of Security and Citizen Protection, to participate as Morena’s candidate for the governorship of Sonora.

Last week, Alfonso Durazo presented his latest monthly crime incidence report at the National Palace.

“This is not over until it is over, but at this time I can say that I have decided to heed the call of the Sonora militancy to seek the governorship of the state, consequently to present my resignation to this historic opportunity that the president of the Republic, “he announced in one of the morning conferences of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.