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Latest update : 2012-12-03

Amnesty International sounds the alarm over Mexico torture

Mexico has seen a severe increase in the number of torture cases in the past few years. Complaints received by the National Human Rights Commission in Mexico increased by more than 400% from 2007 to 2011, up to nearly 1700 cases last year. The outgoing government has strived to tackle organised crime over its five-year term, but bringing in measures to safeguard the civilian population has fallen by the wayside.

By Matthieu COMIN , Laurence CUVILLIER

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