UN High Commissioner to visit school in Ayotzinapa

Jan Jarab to meet with parents of 43 missing students in show of support and to announce effort to find the truth and bring those responsible to justice.

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English 20/09/2016 16:30 Dennis A. García Actualizada 16:34

Jan Jarab, Mexico representative of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, is set to visit the Raúl Isidro Burgo rural school on Wednesday in Ayotzinapa to meet with family members of the 43 missing students.

To mark the two-year anniversary of the kidnapping, Jan Jarab will show his support to the parents of the missing students and release a statement announcing the search for the truth and to finally bring to justice those responsible for these acts.

According to the Office of the Mexican Attorney General's ongoing investigation and statements made by some of the missing students, the students' remains were burned at the Cocula landfill. However, parents of the missing students do not believe this theory and demand to know the truth.

The report released by the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI) also contradicts this theory and states it is impossible for the students' remains to have been burned at the landfill.

The report also states that the missing students' statements were obtained by means of torture, which has also been confirmed by the National Comission for Human Rights.

Despite certain studies conducted by international independent experts, the parents of the missing students refuse to believe that a massive fire took place at the Cocula landfill on September 26, 2014.

Jan Jarab is expected to release a press statement after meeting with family members of the missing students.