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When the justice system doesn't speak your language

By: Laurence CUVILLIER

In Mexico, more than 8,500 indigenous people who don't speak Spanish are in prison for crimes they claim they didn't commit. The country’s indigenous groups are very vulnerable at the hands of police and judges and are subject to everything from discriminatory sentencing, to a lack of interpreters at hearings, and basic confusion over how the judicial system works. The result is that many become victims of abuse from authorities. FRANCE 24 met one of the alleged victims in prison.


A program prepared by Patrick Lovett and Rebecca Martin.

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