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Mexico once again asks for Israel’s support on extraditing ex-investigator

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25.09.2021

Mexico has once again asked Israel to work with it on extraditing a fugitive former top investigator wanted in connection with the disappearance of 43 students in 2014.

Mexican Deputy Interior Minister Alejandro Encinas told Reuters that Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador had contacted Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on the matter of Tomas Zeron, who headed the Criminal Investigation Agency, over allegations of serious irregularities in the probe into one of the country’s worst human rights tragedies.

“The president has sent a letter… requesting [Israel’s] support and cooperation to expedite the extradition process of [Zeron],” Encinas said. He added that Bennett had not yet received the letter.

In July, Lopez Obrador urged Israel to cooperate in the Zeron case.

“I hope the government of Israel acts with respect for human rights, because the extradition of this public official is being requested, among other things, for acts of torture,” Lopez Obrador told reporters then, amid reports that Israel was slow-walking the extradition case.

Zeron is wanted on charges of compromising an investigation into the........

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