MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Independent investigators have accused Mexican authorities of hampering their inquiry into the disappearance of 43 students two years ago, in a final report published Sunday.
All students went missing in the Mexican city of Iguala in the Guerrero state in September 2014 after they took part in a protest against local authorities.
Experts of the five-member panel said they had been obstructed in their work and complained over lack of access to evidence they needed to establish the truth behind the suspected murder of dozens of teacher students.
Over a hundred people were arrested following the incident, including the former mayor of Iguala and numerous police officials. Experts said some of those detained had been tortured.
Initially, authorities blamed the alleged abduction on local drug cartels and criminal gangs, but additional evidence provided by independent experts pointed to local police and army having been involved in the kidnappings.