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Mexico accused of taking the war on drugs too far

Soldiers accused of extracting confessions through beatings, electric shocks, water treatments and needles under fingernails


 

The Mexican government is being accused of using torture and forced disappearances in its attempts to halt a violent national drug war. Human rights groups and victims families report soldiers are extracting confessions through beatings, electric shocks, water treatments and needles under fingernails. There have been 2,000 official brutality complaints so far this year. And the U.S. is warning that it might withhold its $100 million in financial assistance for the anti-drug sweeps, unless things improve.

The Washington Post


 
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