Profs call on Mexico to free jailed students

Rating: NNNNNMore than 50 Canadian university profs have signed a letter condemning the arrests of 1,000 students at the national.


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More than 50 Canadian university profs have signed a letter condemning the arrests of 1,000 students at the national university in Mexico City on charges of treason and terrorism.

The letter, drafted by U of T sociology professor Richard Roman, condemns the Mexican government for “unleashing a reign of judicial terror” against students who were striking to protest the government’s privatization plans.

“This represents a big step backwards,” says Roman.

Mexican embassy spokesperson Alfonso Nieto says it was students who didn’t want to dialogue with the university and ignored a vote to end the strike.

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