After a Guatemalan man out of murdered by elements of the Secretary of National Defense (Sedena), the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) launched a recommendation to Luis Cresencio Sandoval González, secretary of the institution.
Through the statement, the CNDH indicated that there were factors that show a violation to the human right to life.
“It was noted that Sedena personnel used their charge weapon against the victim and caused his death without this person having previously assaulted or attacked him, showed intent to commit a particularly serious crime involving threats to life or danger to military personnel or other persons.” – he added – “It was also observed that Sedena staff did not take less extreme measures to achieve the arrest of the victim, for which it is determined that there was an arbitrary use of force,” the institution said.
In addition, the secretary of the Sedena was requested to register the person who by right corresponds in the National Registry of Victims so that they are given the medical, psychological and thanatological attention that is required, as well as that They are granted full compensation for the damage caused.
More effective training for the use of force
The CNDH also asked the Executive Commission for Attention to Victims to create and teach a comprehensive course on the human right to life, basic principles on the use of force and firearms by law enforcement officials.
“In this course you must participate the staff of the Ministry of National Defense of the 15th Motorized Cavalry Regiment, assigned to Comitán de Domínguez, Chiapas,” said the Commission, headed by Rosario Piedra Ibarra
In turn, the publication of a circular addressed to Sedena personnel assigned to Military Camp number 39-B, located in Chiapas, was requested.
The circular aims intensify the expansion of the action protocol on the use of force and firearms, as dictated by the National Law on the use of force and the Human Rights Manual for the Mexican Army and Air Force.