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Mexico To Allow 'Dirty War' Trials

The Mexican Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that there was no statute of limitations for prosecuting officials implicated in forced disappearances of anti-government activists in the 1960s and 1970s. The historic ruling, essential in possible prosecutions of those responsible for what is known as the “dirty war,” could lead to numerous trials, including one soon of two top police officials, analysts said. A lower court had blocked arrest warrants for the officials, Miguel Nazar Haro and Luis de la Barreda, saying the time had passed for pursuing such cases. But the high court said as long as the victim was still missing, “the crime of illegal deprivation of liberty cannot be subject to statue of limitations.” Full Story

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