Mexican President Andres Obrador introduced Thursday that he would launch prisoners who’ve been tortured, saying such “medieval practices” should finish.
“We don’t need torture in Mexico. Nobody deserves to be tortured,” Lopez Obrador advised reporters.
He mentioned instances can be determined based mostly on worldwide requirements for investigating alleged torture.
A presidential decree can be signed subsequent week and eligible prisoners in federal prisons can be freed earlier than September 15, Lopez Obrador mentioned.
“We can’t proceed with these medieval practices, fully opposite to probably the most primary human rights,” he mentioned.
In keeping with worldwide rights teams, torture is broadly practised in Mexico to extract confessions and different data.
Prisoners incarcerated for 10 years who’ve but to be sentenced for minor crimes and people aged 65 and above with continual illnesses may even be amongst these eligible for launch.
There are round 220,000 inmates in Mexico, of whom greater than 94,500 have but to be sentenced, in line with figures introduced by Lopez Obrador.