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Fri Dec 11, 2020, 12:37 AM

Mexico reopens case of indigenous woman who died after alleged rape by soldiers

By Jose Cabezas
Posted on December 10, 2020

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico has reopened the case of a 73-year-old indigenous woman who died after allegedly being raped by members of the military 13 years ago during the so-called war on drugs, the government said on Thursday.

The decision to review the case comes a week after Mexico’s representative for the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) said in a hearing that the victim, Ernestina Ascencio, died from health problems, sparking backlash from some government officials.

Alejandro Encinas, deputy interior minister responsible for human rights, rejected the comments and called on the prosecutor of the Gulf Coast state of Veracruz, where the alleged rape occurred, to reopen the case until “all lines of the investigation are exhausted.”

Ascencio, an indigenous Nahuatl speaker, was found seriously injured after being dumped in a field in February 2007, according to her family.

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https://www.metro.us/mexico-reopens-case-of/

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Fri Dec 11, 2020, 09:30 AM

1. KNR. Thank you for posting this.

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Fri Dec 11, 2020, 12:08 PM

2. Unbearably sad. Thank you.

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