Mexico provides protective measures for witness in June army slayings
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Mexico provides protective measures for witness in June army slayings

The Mexican government says it has agreed on protective measures for a witness who told The Associated Press and Esquire magazine that soldiers killed 21 suspected gang members after they surrendered at a warehouse in southern Mexico in late June.

The woman told the AP that she was threatened by agents of the Mexico State prosecutors’ office if she talked about what happened on June 30, and she feared reprisals.

In October, the Inter-American Human Rights Commission formally recommended that Mexico provide protection for her and her family.

The AP has withheld the woman’s name at her request.

The Interior Department said Wednesday that it had met with other government agencies and the woman’s representatives to decide how to provide protection.

Associated Press