‘He’s Alive, Kill Him’: Video Shows Mexican Military Killing Civilian

Mexico City.

The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, reported this Monday that it ordered to open a investigation on the case of a soldier that allegedly finished off yet offender wounded after a confrontation with the Army in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas.

“It was reported in the newspaper The universal of a possible crime committed by a member of the army when finishing off a injured. HThere was a confrontation and it was ordered to finish it off, “said the president in his morning press conference from the National Palace.

For this reason, he gave “instructions to the Secretary of National Defense (Luis Cresencio Sandoval) to be investigated, “he said Lopez Obrador, who remarked: “We are not going to allow these practices.”

The aforementioned newspaper published this Monday that at dawn on July 3, soldiers fired hundreds of times at a van in which members of organized crime were allegedly in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas.

According to the official version, none of the 12 criminals survived, but the newspaper had access to a video in which they are heard military saying that one of them “its alive”, while another orders “kill him to the cock”.

Finish off the wounded

López Obrador assured this Monday that “before there was the slogan of finish off the wounded “ in clashes of the Armed forces and the organized crime, but your government does not allow it.

He noted, for example, that during the mandate of Felipe Calderon (2006-2012) there were years in which “there was nowounded and very few detained “, since I know executed to most of criminals.

“We are not the same”, remarked the president, who said that he has the Army and Navy to “face the serious problem of public insecurity” but “pending that there is no rape to the human rights”.

Questioned by the press, he admitted that during his mandate, which began in 2018, “there have been cases (of human rights violations) but they are all investigated and those responsible are punished.”

Asked about the massacre of 72 migrants in San Fernando (Tamaulipas) perpetrated 10 years ago allegedly by the Zetas, He said that “investigations are open.”

“They are very regrettable facts, a slaughter 10 years ago in Tamaulipas of migrants. We have to continue the investigation; no one is protected, there is no impunity”, López Obrador expressed.

Likewise, the president announced that he will send to the Senate an initiative to allow the UN “to intervene without limitation” in Mexico to investigate human rights violations.

See: The Pope remembers the 72 migrants killed in the San Fernando massacre

There are at least a dozen Mexican cartels, with networks that spread to the United States, Central America, South America and Europe, and some thirty criminal cards dedicated to drug trafficking, kidnapping and extortion.

The clashes between these organizations and between cartels and the military has generated a spiral of violence in the last decade in Mexico, whatIn 2019, the EU broke its record with more than 34,000 homicides.

The role of the Army in public security tasks has been criticized in Mexico by human rights organizations since President Felipe Calderón (2006-2012) began the military war against drug trafficking, which followed with Enrique Peña Nieto (2012-2018 ).

López Obrador formalized the role of the military in the street and created the National Guard, a security body that legally has a civilian character but is made up of soldiers and police. EFE

López Obrador orders an investigation into the veracity of the video in which a soldier is seen finishing off a wounded criminal.


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