By Julian Pecquet - 04/26/13 06:49 PM EDT
- The failure to reform Mexico’s Military Code of Justice to ensure human rights abuses by the military against civilians are tried in civilian court;
- A 400 percent increase in reports of torture by the Mexican security forces to obtain confessions;
- The failure to implement protection measures mandated under the Law for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders and Journalists; and
- More than 26,000 disappearances – including more than 2,000 involving federal authorities.
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