Definitive suspension granted to Jesús Murillo Karam
(CNN Spanish) — A district judge granted this Wednesday a definitive suspension to the former attorney of Mexico, Jesús Murillo Karam, against being linked to the process for the crimes of torture, against the administration of justice, and forced disappearance of people related to the Ayotzinapa case within the criminal case that was opened.
CNN obtained access to the file.
However, for the time being, the former official will not leave the north prison, because the Mexican attorney general’s office can appeal this decision of the court so that the case is turned over to a court that will determine whether to confirm, modify or revoke the ruling.
On August 24, a federal judge in Mexico determined that there were sufficient elements to prosecute the former attorney general of Mexico for the disappearance of the 43 students from the Ayotzinapa normal school, which occurred on September 26, 2014.
During a hearing held in the North Prison, where Murillo Karam is detained and in which several media outlets were present, Judge Marco Antonio Fuerte Tapia decided that the former official will face a criminal trial for the alleged commission of the crimes of forced disappearance, torture and obstruction of justice.
Murillo’s lawyers do not acknowledge the existence of such crimes.
Earlier, the defense of Murillo Karam had argued that the crimes charged to his client were not supported since, according to his lawyers, they were supported by statements, versions and press conferences given at the time by the former attorney on the case and that ” They were taken out of context.”
However, the prosecutors in the case affirm that the evidence is well supported and proves the guilt of the detainee.
Murillo Karam was Attorney General of the Republic during the presidency of Enrique Peña Nieto and led the investigation into the disappearance of the students.
He is also the author of the “historical truth”, which the Prosecutor’s Office considers a fabrication. It is the authorities’ first version of the events, which maintains that the students were kidnapped by members of the Guerrero Unidos criminal group, who later murdered and incinerated them in a garbage dump in the municipality of Cocula, in the southern state of Guerrero.
During the hearing, Murillo Karam referred to the “historical truth.” He said that there may have been errors or flaws but that no one has been able to discard it.