Mejía students are released and ask to go back to school

The 15 students of the Mejia school that were released on Friday, tried to return to classes yesterday. They are part of the detainees on September 18 for alleged damage to private property, and sentenced to two months in prison. Yesterday they marched along with their parents...

School in Nigeria suffers suicide attack and 47 students die

A school in northeastern Nigeria this Monday was victim of a suicide attack that killed 47 students and wounded 79, a fact attributed to the Islamist group Boko Haram. Students of the Government Comprehensive Senior Science Secondary School, in the Yobe state, were waiting for...

Peña Nieto: Responsibles for the disappearance of 43 students will be punished

The president of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, pledged on Monday to punish those responsible for the disappearance of 43 students in Iguala, on an alleged joint action of local police and drug traffickers. Authorities are still investigating whether among the 28 corpses found over...

39 Mejía high school students are free

The Judge of Criminal Guarantees, Daniela Mayorga, released 39 students arrested in the protests of September 18 , four were found direct authors, 11 will continue in the process and 6 were not accused by the Prosecutor, Javier Bósquez, of the 60 people processed of Mejía High...

President Correa denies ¨ torture¨ to detainees on manifestations of September 17

The case of the 53 arrested in manifestations around the high school Mejía in Quito- on 17 and 18 September- is for President Rafael Correa a “manipulation” and it is up to the justice to take action. In the weekly address of September 27, broadcast from Alóag, south...

Adjudication hearing for Mejía students is postponed

The trial hearing for the group of Mejía high school students, arrested during manifestations on September 17, that needed to be held tomorrow, was postponed for Thursday. The information was known yesterday afternoon. Julio Cesár Sarango, one of the young Lawyers, pointed out...

Children Court ensures that arrest of students “was not unlawful nor arbitrary”

The 53 students arrested by the protests outside the Mejía High School will continue in remand. That was the decision of the First Children Division of the Provincial Court of Pichincha. Judge Ana Intriago was responsible for announcing the decision on the night of Septembe...

Education Minister warns to punish students who participate in union march

A day before the march that several union groups have announced for September 17, the Minister of Education Augusto Espinoza warned with sanctions those students who participate in that concentration. Through a press conference, he said that during school hours, education...
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