Carin Zissis on Sky News: Jesús Murillo Karam's Arrest

"The next question is…will he end up being convicted?" said the ASCOA Online editor-in-chief.

ASCOA Online Editor-in-Chief Carin Zissis spoke to Sky News' Nick Quraishi about the arrest of Mexico's former Attorney General Jesús Murillo Karam, who was detained in relation to the disappearance of 43 Mexican students in the 2014 Ayotzinapa case.

"There was a cover-up involving what exactly happened and eventually an investigation headed by Murillo Karam claimed that they were disappeared by organized crime groups," said Zissis. "However, the families and independent investigators uncovered evidence of torture, doubts about that investigation, and signs that the military was aware of what was going on and that police were involved."

Zissis explained that Murillo Karam was accused of "forced disappearances, torture, as well as playing a role in obstruction of evidence." She said that, "The next question is…will he end up being convicted?" Zissis added that, "At the time of the disappearances, he very much became the face of the investigation."

"[Murillo Karam] is the easy one to point to because people view him so negatively due to the handling of the case," said Zissis. "There are a lot of questions about, 'Will others involved be held accountable? Will others from [the President Peña Nieto] administration be held accountable?'"