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Mexico: Miltary General may be tried in Civil Court

Mexican soldiers patrol Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico, during the anniversary of the Mexican Revolution, November 2012. KRTS photo by Lorne Matalon.

The Mexican Supreme Court recently ruled that General Manuel de Jesus Moreno Avina, who was in charge of the Ojinaga military garrison for 18 months - beginning in 2008 - should be tried for human rights crimes in a civil court. This would mark a departure from what the constitution currently stipulates: that military crimes be tried before a closed, secret military tribunal.

For KRTS News, Lorne Matalon reports from Ojinaga, Mexico. Click above to listen.