Lawmakers: Obama administration should press Mexico on human rights

The letter goes on to decry:
  • 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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