Mexico: LGBT activist tortured by police

Mexico: LGBT activist tortured by police

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Index Number: AMR 41/088/2010
Date Published: 8 December 2010
Categories: Mexico

Police officers in the southern Mexican city of Mérida detained and tortured lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights activist José Ricardo Maldonado Arroyo in an attempt to extract information from him. They arbitrarily arrested him for around four hours and threatened him with reprisals if he spoke about the incident. There is grave concern for his safety.


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