Anyone arrested in Mexico is potentially at risk of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. Torture and other ill-treatment are frequently used as investigative tools to get “information” and “confessions” from suspects or from people simply caught at the wrong time or place. In this report Amnesty International’s research findings demonstrate how safeguards against torture are ineffective and how investigations are either non-existent or biased against the complainant. It is vital that the government overhaul the investigation of allegations of torture and other ill-treatment and recognize the value of independent medical reports.
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