Stop Torture: Urge Mexico to investigate allegations of torture

Mexico's military broke into Claudia Medina Tamariz's home in Veracruz in 2012 and took her to a local military base. According to her testimony, she was tortured using electric shocks, sexually assaulted, beaten, and kicked and left tied to a chair in the scorching afternoon sun. She is one of countless people tortured in Mexico.

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Message Recipients: Federal Attorney General
As one of Amnesty International's 3 million members and supporters worldwide, I urge you to take immediate steps against torture and other ill-treatment in Mexico, including:

1) Bring those responsible for torture to justice. Launch an effective investigation into the alleged torture and other ill-treatment suffered by Claudia Medina Tamariz, who was taken into custody by Marines in Veracruz on August 7, 2012 at around 3am. Ensure effective and impartial investigation and prosecution of all allegations of torture and other ill-treatment. Make the results of the investigation publicly available.

2) Ensure that the investigation includes the two separate medical examinations carried out by independent forensic experts and the CNDH, and avoids retraumatizing Claudia Medina with a further examination conducted by the PGR forensic scientists almost two years after the alleged torture. Review the investigation undertaken so far with Claudia Medina and her legal representatives in order to ensure all steps are taken to clarify the facts and that the investigation meets the standards established in the Istanbul Protocol.

3) Investigate all credible allegations of torture and ill-treatment, and guarantee that all medical examinations of alleged victims fully comply with the UN-backed Istanbul Protocol.

Mexico is obligated by the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment and the UN-back Istanbul Protocol to eradicate torture and ensure accountability for it.

Thank you.
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