On Wednesday, approximately 150 residents of a community in the state of Puebla lynched and burned alive two people whom they had identified as alleged kidnappers of minors (Photo: Cuartoscuro)
CITY OF MEXICO
The National Commission on Human Rights (CNDH) today condemned the lynching of alleged criminals who have occurred in the states of Puebla and Hidalgo in recent days and described them as acts of barbarism.
We have blamed and condemned justice by our own hand; we can not prosecute, presumably unauthorized, pretend to do justice, "said Ombudsman Luis Raúl González Pérez.
The lynchings are nothing more than to request justice, because it is not righteousness by one's own hand. That is not justice, that is barbarity and it is necessary to punish those who incite and promote these kinds of solutions. But you also need to correct the institutional weaknesses, "he said.
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Gonzalez Perez said that the responsible committee made a recommendation to the state of Puebla, which "will more likely get justice from its own hands" and acknowledged that there is institutional weakness in the procurement of justice.
On Wednesday, approximately 150 residents of a community in the state of Puebla lynched and burned alive two people whom they had identified as alleged kidnappers of minors.
On Thursday, a group of neighbors set fire to two people who were accused of stealing children in the Tula community, in the central Mexican state of Hidalgo.
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In both cases, the local authorities indicated that it was not "proven" that the victims had committed the crime for which they had been attacked.
The head of the CNDH explained that "justice is reprehensible by its own hand, but also the state of the country, impunity and violence have given reasons for people to commit this crime."
He pointed out that the despair of people can not lead to the utmost that justice is done by their own hand, because we will fall into a jungle state, where it is more important who can be more & # 39 ;.
González Pérez said that the perpetrators are faced with criminal proceedings and the innocent must be sure that we live in a state of law.
Despair must not translate into unauthorized behavior. These facts should lead us to reflection and the requirement that institutions be strengthened, "he concluded.