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Mexican choose orders Chihuahua state immigration director to face trial for lethal hearth

A choose on Saturday ordered the immigration director of Mexico’s northern border state of Chihuahua to face trial Saturday on costs of murder, accidents and failure to carry out his duties, for final month’s lethal hearth at a migrant detention middle.

The choose ordered the director, Salvador González, held in jail pending trial.

Judge Juan José Chávez mentioned there was proof that González didn’t do his obligation to guard the migrants. Forty migrants died within the March 27 hearth within the border metropolis of Ciudad Juarez, after a migrant allegedly set hearth to foam mattresses to protest a supposed switch.

“In the tip, the whole lot relies on the pinnacle” official, Chávez mentioned. “Not complying with requirements does have its outcomes.”

Five different officers of the nation’s National Immigration Institute, a guard on the middle and the Venezuelan migrant accused of beginning the blaze are already in custody going through murder costs.


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A makeshift altar in honor of migrants who died in final month’s hearth, sits exterior the immigration detention middle the place a dormitory hearth killed greater than three dozen folks, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on April 20, 2023. (AP Photo/Christian Chavez)

The step is critical, partly as a result of González is a retired Mexican navy rear admiral. He is the very best rating official to be held over for trial within the case, although prosecutors have mentioned they are going to press costs in opposition to the immigration company’s prime nationwide official, Francisco Garduño, who’s scheduled to make a court docket look April 21.

Federal prosecutors have mentioned Garduño was remiss in not stopping the catastrophe in Ciudad Juarez regardless of earlier indications of issues at his company’s detention facilities. Prosecutors mentioned authorities audits had discovered “a sample of irresponsibility and repeated omissions” within the immigration institute.

The hearth in Ciudad Juarez, throughout the border from El Paso, Texas, shortly stuffed the power with smoke. No one let the migrants out.

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