A masked Mexican soldier patrols the streets of Veracruz. (photo: AFP)
teleSUR | Reader Supported News | January 15, 2016
“It’s hell” in Mexico says father of boy disappeared by police bringing to 27 the enforced disappearances in eight days.
our police officers were detained in Mexico’s violence-ridden state of Veracruz Thursday for suspected involvement in the forced disappearance of five youth. A father and relative of one of the five said “Imagine the hell” when you find out your loved ones have been disappeared by the authorities.
“Imagine, it’s hell here … something similar happened to me seven years ago when they took my father, they asked for ransom, which I paid, and today I still don’t know where he is,” Bernardo Benitez told Aristegui Noticias.
“Why do they do it? I don’t understand. In the case of my son and nephew, I am sure that more than four police took part in the enforced disappearance, but the authorities will ignore all the rest who are involved.”