Military Camp No. 1 was the scene of crimes against humanity: Commission for Access to Truth – El Sol de México

Military Camp No. 1, located in Mexico City, was the scene of crimes against humanity and human rights violations, assured the Commission for Access to Truth after a three-day investigation at the military facilities. that seeks to clarify cases committed between the years of 1965 to 1990.

At a press conference to present the results of the investigation, David Fernández, former rector of the Universidad Ibero, said that evidence was found with which it is resolved that the military camp was and has been a territory where the human rights of the fighters are violated. social.

“What we found is that we recognized two facilities where human rights violations were carried out: we recognized floors, columns and passages; Said indications allow to initiate a process of investigation in greater depth and of greater extension within the same military camp and other facilities. Luckily, we can say that the visit to the military camp has been successful in vindicating the point of view of the victims,” Fernandez said.

He pointed out that despite the fact that the Army opened the doors of the compound for this investigation, it did not collaborate more or explain the history of the buildings, the stories that have been lived. “We did not have an active collaboration and that would facilitate the investigations that we had to carry out,” he added.

“Modifications have been made to the facilities of the military camp and they affected the search for clues for the investigation (…) Despite that, I can say that the result of the visit is encouraging,” said Fernández.

What there was was state terrorism

He added that the result allows to stimulate and convene groups and victims to share the testimony with the commission itself. “Recognizing is the first step for non-repetition and for the delivery of justice and truth.”

The Commission seeks historical clarification and the impetus for justice of the serious violations of human rights committed between the years of 1965 and 1990, in this context, coordinated the first reconnaissance actions in facilities of Military Camp No. 1, to which attended by 61 people including relatives of disappeared persons and victims.

The Truth Commission will continue with these investigations in Military Camp No. 1, as well as in other civilian military installations.

According to a statement from the Ministry of the Interior, reconnaissance activities are planned at military installations in the states of Oaxaca, Guerrero, Sinaloa and Chihuahua.

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