A man who witnessed the disappearance of 43 Mexican students is now applying for asylum in Minnesota, NBC News reported.
Carmelo Ramirez Morales, a classmate of the missing students, spoke with a reporter at the Star Tribune about the night of Sept. 24, 2014, and his experience with local police and the threats he received for trying to share his story.
In the interview, Morales said he went to the Iguala attorney general’s office to identify the officers involved when the students were taken away.
He is seeking asylum in Minnesota because of threatening voice mails he received directly after returning to Mexico. He will have to prove that he faces an imminent threat if he returns to the country.