Mexico: Sexual torture is an institutionalized practice

Orsetta Bellani, Latinamerica Press (Photo: O.B.)

On the morning of Aug. 7, 2012 Claudia Medina Tamariz, natural products saleswoman, was arrested by members of the Mexican Navy at her home in the port of Veracruz. She was tortured with electric shocks and asphyxiation; they threw buckets of water on her and inserted their fingers into her vagina. When they threatened to harm her children, she confessed to a crime she did not commit:  belonging to the Jalisco New Generation drug cartel.
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