president of mexico Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador Announced the release of prisoners tortured in custody. With this move he wanted to go against India’s slow, outdated and abused legal system. Mexico Work. “We don’t want torture in Mexico. No one deserves torture,” López Obrador said. Such “medieval practices” must be stopped.
According to international human rights groups, torture is widespread in Mexico to obtain confessions or other information. Cases must now be decided on the basis of international standards to investigate alleged torture. He will sign the same decree in the coming week. Inmates held in federal prisons must be released by September 15. It is still unclear how many prisoners have been affected.
The decree should also benefit those prison inmates who have been in prison for ten years but are still awaiting a verdict for a minor offence. In addition, prisoners aged 65 and above with chronic diseases are to be released. According to the president, there are 220,000 people in Mexico’s prisons, of whom more than 94,500 have not yet been convicted.
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