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THE UN says it has evidence of human rights violations in Mexico, including torture and fabricated evidence.
The UN High Commission for Human Rights raised concerns after a shootout involving security services in Acapulco on Sunday, in which 11 people were killed.
Its office in Mexico said that it had information on “torture and ill-treatment, disrespect for the right to a legal defence, evidence fabrication against some detained people, raids conducted without warrants and poor detention conditions.”
It also condemned attacks on journalists who reported on the shooting after Bernandino Hernandez was taken to hospital. Last year, 12 journalists were killed in Mexico, the worst year on record.
The UN statement declared: “These acts constitute not only an obstacle to freedom of expression and the right to independent and plural information but could also represent an attempt to hide or destroy evidence of grave human rights violations.”
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