August 15, 1995 in Nation/World

Officials Accused In Peasant Killings

Compiled From Wire Services

The National Human Rights Commission on Monday accused Guerrero state officials of hiding, altering and manufacturing evidence after a June 28 massacre of 17 peasants by police.

It recommended that a long list of high state officials be fired and that some be investigated for possible prosecution for negligence, participation in the massacre and obstructing justice.

It also recommended that a special prosecutor from outside the southern state be appointed.

The government-backed commission makes recommendations but has no power of enforcement.

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