Amnesty International Mexico criticizes goverment

By: Daniela Fierro Email
By: Daniela Fierro Email

(NBC) -- Representatives of Amnesty International Mexico have criticized the Mexican government for what they say is a lack of commitment to protect human rights.

At a news conference in Mexico City Tuesday, the Executive Director of Amnesty International Mexico said they hadn't seen any improvement in human rights policies since meeting with Mexico's President four months ago.

The human rights organization has urged the President to start taking action on issues such as torture, executions and kidnappings.

They have also asked for immediate assistance for victims of such crimes and their relatives.

Amnesty International outlined a nine-point agenda that the group said it believed would help the Mexican government improve on human rights issues in the country.

Some of those points include sending government officials who fail to investigate cases of torture to trial, creating a national database of detained people that is accessible to all, and making public the list of people


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