Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Why the APPO didn't kill Brad Will, and how the government did

This article has been widely circulated in the past few days, but for anyone who hasn't read it, I'm posting an excerpt here. If you read one article on Brad Will's case, this is the one you must read start-to-finish. That says a lot coming from me, considering I've put out a few articles on Brad's murder myself.

The Rule of Impunity: Mexican Government Ignores Overwhelming Evidence, Charges Oaxacan Activists with Brad Will’s Murder

By John Gibler
From the October 22, 2008 issue of The Indypendent

...“Look at the hard evidence,” said Hardy Will, Brad’s father, in a telephone interview, “Brad was shot straight on. He had a high-quality camera with a wide-angle lens that would have picked up any shooter within 35 meters. There were 12 witnesses, including journalists, none of whom saw a shooter near Brad. Our video analyst detected bullet streaks on the last two frames before Brad was hit. The Attorney General Medina Mora and Doctor Wiarco [the special prosecutor in charge of the case] have all this information, but they have chosen to ignore it.”

Read the whole article at The Indypendent
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