“In the course of today, arrest warrants will be requested for the probable perpetrators,” reported the human rights prosecutor, Sara Irene Herrerias.
The Government of Mexico announced this Wednesday that eight people were identified as being responsible for the fire that occurred on Monday in a migrant detention center in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, where 39 men died.
As reported in a press conference by the human rights prosecutor, Sara Irene Herrerias, during this day “arrest warrants will be requested for those likely responsible.”
For her part, the Secretary of Citizen Security, Rosa Icela Rodriguez, told local media that the suspects are “two federal agents, a state immigration agent, as well as five elements of the private security company.”
In addition, the government official assured that “the facts will not be hidden or anyone will be protected.” And she affirmed that, if it is verified that there were human rights violations, those responsible “will be punished.”
At the conference, Rodriguez updated the status of the people who were injured in the incident. According to him, he indicated that of the 27 migrants hospitalized, 14 are being treated at the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS), of which six are “extremely serious” and eight more “delicate.”
Likewise, the head of Security, on behalf of the Mexican government, expressed condolences to the families of the victims and the nations where the deceased migrants came from.
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