Press release Contact: Antonio Tizapa *
For its immediate release Phone number: 347-451-7542
New York, NY , April 18th, 2016 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
#My son is your son
#Your son is my son
Antonio Tizapa, father of one of the 43 missing students from Mexico, started a campaign
demanding the GIEI stays in Mexico and keep investigating the case.
Antonio Tizapa, Mexican immigrant in New York City and father of Jorge Antonio Tizapa Legideño, one of
the 43 missing students from Iguala, Guerrero; started a campaign to demand that the Group of Experts
from the Inter American Commission (GIEI), stays in Mexico to continue the investigation about the
whereabouts of his son and the other 42 , after an official hearing in Washington D.C last week. President
Enrique Peña Nieto made official that his government was not going to renovate the GIEI mandate in
Mexico in Copenague.
After the national and international outrage emerged from the enforced disappearance of the 43 students, the
Inter American Commission for Human Rights and the Mexican state made an agreement of cooperation,
regarding the investigation of the Ayotzinapa case; the IACHR sent a Group of Experts to collaborate with
the General Attorney in March 2015. The Group of Interdisciplinary Experts (GIEI) proved that the
investigation conducted by Mexican authorities before their arrival to Mexico, was a lie, based on no hard
evidence, therefore they want the GIEI out of Mexico on April 30th, the day when the agreement ends.
Born in Tixtla Guerrero, Tizapa expressed that the parents of the 43 do not trust at all on the way that the
Mexican state conducted the investigation of the disappearance of their sons; neither they trust on the
results. The parents consider that the government is responsible of the crime of Iguala, so for that reason it is
illogical they behave as prosecutors when they are the perpetrators. He added to that he is deeply thankful to
GIEI and the Argentine Team of Forensic Anthropology because they saved the parents from accepting the
government’s lie, when the General Attorney, Jesus Murillo Karam, presented the so called “historical truth”
that said the students were executed and burn down to ashes in a dump around the area.
Also a sector of the Mexican community and activists in the USA are supporting Antonio Tizapa and the
parents of the 43. They have endorsed Tizapa’s campaign because they believe the government will not
contiunue with a responsible and transparent investigation and because they are also tired of so much
violence, corruption and impunity. They are planning mobilizations in different cities of the United States.
*Antonio Tizapa prefers to attend calls after 7pm on the weekdays. Thank you very much for your
understanding. Before that you can call 516-784-0170 with Ms. Ruiz.