After 16 months of its birth, the National Guard (GN), a security body created in the current six-year term to confront crime, has 209 complaints against it for alleged human rights violations from January to September 2020.
This year the GN became the ninth federal agency with the most accusations of this type, surpassing the Attorney General’s Office (FGR), which registers 203 complaints, and behind the Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena), which has 237 accusations.
According to the National Human Rights Violation Alert System of the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH), the GN has been accused of committing arbitrary detentions, intimidation, cruel and inhuman treatment, assaults against women, arbitrarily using force, impute acts improperly, use violence disproportionately, commit acts of torture and illegal detentions.
He is also held responsible for acts of forced disappearance, isolating people, irregularities in search warrants, violating the rights of migrants, omitting to carry out public security tasks, destroying private property and seizing real estate without authorization, among other anomalies.
The information from the CNDH reflects that the GN has been accused of violating human rights in 28 states, except in Baja California Sur, Nuevo León, Querétaro and Yucatán.
State of Mexico, Guanajuato, Mexico City, Chiapas, Chihuahua, Oaxaca, Veracruz, Baja California, Michoacán and Tlaxcala are the entities where there have been the most accusations against the institution led by General Luis Rodríguez Bucio.
Of the 209 complaints filed against the GN this year, only four have so far been dismissed by the CNDH, arguing that there was no matter to investigate the case.
Likewise, the commission already issued its first recommendation to the GN last week, after proving that elements of that institution beat, stoned and arbitrarily detained migrants who entered Mexico last January.