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Mexico: Further information on fear for safety / fear of torture / torture / ill-treatment / prisoner of conscience

, Index number: AMR 41/069/1996

Hilario Mesino Acosta, Benigno Guzman Martinez, Marino Sanchez Flores, peasant activists; arrested 15 July: Procoro Valente Gil, aged 26, student member of FAC-MLN; Alfredo Barragan, aged 22, Gregorio Garcia, aged 35, Gerardo Hurtado Arias, aged 18, Taide Mejia Hernandez, Marcos Mejia Cruz, peasant activists; Valentin Tapia Noyola, aged 24, chauffeur; peasant activist members of OPCG arrested 9 July: Cleofas Sanchez, Pedro Barrios, Gervacio Arce, Gonzalo Sanchez; peasant activist members of OCSS arrested 8 July: Teodoro Juarez Sanchez, Ramiro Jimenez, Lorenzo Adame Benitez, Jeronimo Adame: Teodoro Juarez Sanchez has reportedly been tortured in prison in Acapulco, Guerrero state, by other inmates working with the knowledge of the prison authorities, in order to silence his demands for justice. Amnesty International has no further information about the other detainees named above.

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