Tomás Zerón seeks asylum in Israel to avoid extradition for Iguala case, says Ebrard

The Secretary of Foreign Relations (SRE), Marcelo Ebrard, He reported that Thomas Zerón, former director of the Criminal Investigation Agency (AIC), seeks asylum in Israel to avoid extradition for the disappearance of 43 normalistas from Ayotzinapa.

Marcelo Ebrard, Chancellor of Mexico.

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Marcelo Ebrard, Chancellor of Mexico.

The official said that the asylum application is a legal strategy, arguing that there is persecution against him; however, he assured that Mexico will go ahead with the investigation of the case.

“He (Tomás Zerón) is trying to obtain asylum in Israel, it is the legal strategy arguing that there is persecution against him and that makes the procedures long, my forecast is that Mexico will succeed in this case,” he said at the conference morning of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

He explained that Foreign Relations already works with the Attorney General’s Office (FGR), since there is no extradition treaty with Israel, however, one must act as if there were one.

“We are working with the FGR, the documentation has been integrated. There is no extradition treaty with Israel; particularly in this case there is a well-founded and justified accusation that was made known to Israel regarding torture, we are obliged to act as if it had tried extradition.

“Foreign relations made diplomatic efforts now we follow up to support the FGR,” he commented.

Currently, Tomás Zerón has an arrest warrant and red card issued by Interpol, for his alleged responsibility in the crimes of torture, forced disappearance of people and against the administration of justice.

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On Monday, uA federal judge refused to grant an amparo to Tomás Zerón de Lucio, who was seeking to recover the bodyguard service that protected him and his family, after a trial that lasted a year and a half, which was suspended for months, due to the covid-19 pandemic.


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