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Short Update: Jalisco’s State Human Rights Commission concludes that death of Giovanni López in Mexico was an “extrajudicial killing” by police

FT Admin - June 17, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates, New criminal offences, Rule of Law

Giovanni López’s killing in police custody after being arrested for not wearing a mask has sparked furious protests against police brutality across Mexico. The National Human Rights Commission and Jalisco’s state Attorney General have announced investigations into Giovanni’s death, came after he was shot in the leg and repeatedly beaten by police. The officers involved have so far remained on the job.  

Jalisco’s State Human Rights Commission (CEDHJ) has already issued its report, finding that Giovanni’s death was an “extrajudicial killing” by the local police. The report further concludes that his arrest and detention for merely not wearing a facemask was “illegal and arbitrary.”  

Read CEDHJ's report here (PDF, in Spanish).  

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