ACTIVISTS from Justice Mexico Now (JMN) protested outside the Mexican embassy in London yesterday against a new law that will allow the military to police street demonstrations.
Campaigners handed in a letter to the ambassador noting that the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has called on Mexico’s government not to impose the Internal Security Law.
JMN says the law will “enshrine the creeping militarisation of a country where lip service is paid to human rights.”
The group’s spokesman Jonas Juarez said the law was a bid to ensure protests against a government stitch-up of next year’s election can be easily put down — and that it was inspired by mass resistance to the stolen election of 2012.
National Education Union (NUT section) president Louise Regan also handed in a letter of protest from her union over the Mexican government’s failure to pursue justice for the 43 students disappeared at Iguala in 2014.
Independent investigators have said that there is evidence federal forces are implicated in the crime.