U.N. official calls on exhaustive investigation into Topo Chico riot

Special rapporteur for torture Juan Méndez said that the government must guarantee that the victims' families know what happened during the Thursday riot in Monterrey.

The investigation should identify those responsible and include reparations for the victims' relatives, Juan Méndez said. (Photo: EFE)
English 15/02/2016 13:25 AP Actualizada 13:29

A United Nations official called on Mexico's government to conduct an exhaustive investigation of a prison riot that killed 49 last week.

Special rapporteur for torture Juan Méndez said in statement that the government must guarantee that the victims' families know what happened during the Thursday riot at the Topo Chico prison in the northern city of Monterrey.

The investigation should identify those responsible and include reparations for the victims' relatives, Méndez said.

The U.N. official toured the prison in 2014. He said he witnessed horrible conditions and lax rules that allowed prisoners to govern themselves and led to violence.

Today the government of Nuevo León posted on Facebook a list of the prisons to which the inmates of Topo Chico were transferred after the incident.  

 

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