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Mexico: The persistence of torture and impunity

, Index number: AMR 41/001/1993

This document updates the issues raised in the report "Mexico: Torture with impunity" (AMR 41/04/91). It examines continuing abuses in the administration of justice, including the use of forced confessions, arbitrary arrest, abuses against members of indigenous communities, ineffectiveness of the recurso de amparo, reports of torture in Mexican prisons, immunity from prosecution, and the lack of effective compensation for victims. Cases cited include: Pablo Maria Jonathan Molinet Aguilar, Manuel Manriquez San Agustin, Pablo Rodriguez Santoy, Francisco Cejudo Pandilla, Amir Aboud Sattar, members of the Tzotzil indigenous community of San Isidro el Ocotal, and the Mixe and Zapotec indigenous community of Trinidad Yaveo, Oaxaca. It also examines the National Human Rights Commission

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