Court backs civil trial for Mexico soldiers

Human rights activists hope court ruling could help those abused by military in getting justice.

Mexico’s Supreme Court has ruled a case involving soldiers arrested over the killing of a civilian, should be heard in a civilian court – not a military one.

The court says it is unconstitutional for the military to claim jurisdiction over all crimes allegedly committed by soldiers.

Human rights activists hope the court ruling could pave the way for justice, as there are 27 other cases of alleged military abuse waiting to be heard.

Al Jazeera’s Adam Raney reports from Mexico City.

Source : Al Jazeera

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