Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador urged Israel to cooperate in the extradition of a former prominent investigator wanted for the disappearance of 43 students in 2014.
Mexico wants Israel to arrest Tomas Zeron, who ran the Criminal Investigation Agency, on allegations of serious irregularities in the investigation of the one of the worst human rights tragedies in the country .
"J "Hope that the government of Israel acts with respect for human rights, as the extradition of this public official is being requested, among other things, for acts of torture," Lopez Obrador told the journalists.
In January, Mexico said Zeron was trying to gain asylum in Israel, complicating extradition efforts.
Zeron is accused of kidnapping, torture of suspects, manipulation of evidence and embezzlement of approximately $ 50 million in public funds.
Zeron denies the allegations.
Israel has assured Mexico that it is not block the extradition process due to the Latin American country's position on the conflict Israeli-Palestinian as some reports have suggested, said Lopez Obrador.
The disappearance of teaching students shocked Mexico and sparked mass demonstrations against the government of President Enrique Pena Nieto.
Zeron is one of the architects of the so-called "historical truth", the official version of the case presented in January 2015 by the government of Pena Nieto ment which was rejected by the families of the victims.
The students had requisitioned five buses to a demonstration in September 2014, but were stopped by corrupt police in the town of Iguala, USA.southern state of Guerrero, and turned over to a drug cartel.
Prosecutors initially said the cartel mistook the students for gang members rival and had killed before cremating their bodies in a landfill and dumping the remains in a river.
However, independent experts from the Inter-American Human Rights Commission of humans have rejected the government 's conclusion, and the families of the victims continue to demand answers.