MEXICO: Citizen's Trial Finds State Guilty in Deaths of 49 Children - IPS ipsnews.net: "Xiunelth Emmanuel, was one of the 49 children who died Jun. 5, 2009 in a fire at the public-private ABC daycare centre in the northwestern state of Sonora.
Their parents' battle for justice led to the unprecedented citizen's trial against the Mexican state Sunday May 29 in the Zócalo, the main square in Mexico City.
A former Mexico City ombudsman acted as judge, and a score of renowned academics, human rights defenders and distinguished members of civil society served as the jury and witnesses of honour. A prosecutor and a public defender, both researchers at the National University, together with relatives of the deceased children, took part in the exercise 'based on the power of ethics.'"
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