Mexico : torture and sexual abuses on women detainees

Amnesty International has published a chilling dispatch dated 28 June 2016. One hundred female detainees, interrogated by the NGO, have reported being subjected to torture, sexual abuse or other acts of aggression by police officers eager to obtain confessions in order to inflate the numbers of their allegedly solved investigations.

Severe beatings; threats of rape against women and their families; near-asphyxiation, electric shocks to the genitals; groping of breasts and pinching of nipples; rape with objects, fingers, firearms and the penis – these are just some of the forms of violence inflicted on women, in many cases with the intention of getting them to “confess” to serious crimes.

Read full report.