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Mexico: Paper promises, daily impunity. Mexico’s torture epidemic continues.

Index Number: AMR 41/2676/2015

One year on from the publication of Amnesty
International´s report Out of control: Torture and other
ill-treatment in Mexico, torture practices persist in
Mexico and the number of complaints received by
federal authorities has increased. The government has
committed to prevent and punish torture, although its
promise has yet to translate into a change in people’s
lives, including bringing perpetrators to justice and
granting full reparation to victims.

A bill for a General Law currently before Congress
needs to tackle the impunity around torture. Without
proper design, monitoring and implementation, it will
only enshrine existing problems. Amnesty International
calls on the Mexican government to take urgent action
to eradicate torture and ensure that state doctors,
forensic experts and public prosecutors stop turning a
blind eye to this widespread phenomenon.

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