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Surviving Death Police and Military Torture of Women in Mexico


World  (tags: war on drugs, Mexico, shipping weapons, violence on women, torture, rape, US government )

Sheryl
- 994 days ago - amnestyusa.org
Report shows that women are some of the worst casualties in the war on drugs in Mexico. Mexico war on drugs is backed and armed by the U.S. govt. the U.S. accounted for more than half of all weapons shipments to Mexico when arms imports spiked there.



   

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Darren Woolsey (218)
Tuesday June 28, 2016, 2:32 pm
Shared over social media to spread awareness.
 

Animae C (507)
Tuesday June 28, 2016, 4:45 pm
OMG!!! Horrific!!!
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday June 28, 2016, 6:04 pm
Thanks Dandelion. Coming to the US and other nations, backed by the US---who is backed by the 1% of extreme rightwing elitists who make money off big pharmacies and ---well, you must know the story by now. Oh yes, be sure that as you cast your vote in November, you do remember that they also have supported Hillary for decades--including during her Honduran coup that ousted a Democratically elected president and assassinated many good souls---like environmental and human rights activists---and it is an ongoing miasmic atmosphere there with recent activists murdered, one Berta, who fingered Hillary as a key figure for all of the destruction and ongoing disease and murder. '

I myself will not vote for her. I will vote for The Green Party's Dr. Jill Stein. At the least, my vote will be counted and it will elevate the party. At the most, she would be Earth's and all living's salvation---and she and Bernie admire each other and would work well together.
 

Ben O (135)
Wednesday June 29, 2016, 6:14 am
I heard about it yesterday...unbelievable, that's what it is!!!
 

Sheryl G (359)
Wednesday June 29, 2016, 8:33 am
Thank you Janice for also bringing up what has taken place in Honduras. We must stop electing leaders to do this in our name. Remember Chiquita

I as well be supporting the Green Party with Dr. Jill Stein should Bernie Sanders not be the nominee once the Superdelegates vote.
 

. (0)
Thursday June 30, 2016, 6:44 am
Dandelion thanks to publicize this atrocity
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 30, 2016, 6:53 am
Anti-civilisation
 

John De Avalon (36)
Thursday June 30, 2016, 10:27 am
The West tends to look the other way when human rights abusers are our 'friends'!

We should dock foreign aid, no matter who it is, friend or not, when there are HR abuses and/or military aggression.
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Thursday June 30, 2016, 11:29 am
Agreed with you completely John.

China should have a BDS style mechanism in force against them, for the atrocities they perpetrate at an animal, human and environmental level.
 

Janet B (0)
Thursday June 30, 2016, 12:28 pm
Thanks
 

margaret cochran (41)
Thursday June 30, 2016, 12:55 pm
why does this have to happen
 

Birgit W (160)
Thursday June 30, 2016, 1:34 pm
Horrific! Thanks Dandelion.
 

Apolonia Pl (392)
Thursday June 30, 2016, 2:46 pm
OMG!... Horrible!...
 

Lois Jordan (63)
Thursday June 30, 2016, 2:53 pm
Noted. Thanks, Dandelion.
So, it's up to the Mexican Congress to now pass a General Law on Torture. Sure hope this happens soon!
 

Colleen L (3)
Thursday June 30, 2016, 4:36 pm
Disgusting what goes on. Thanks Dandelion
 

Stan B (123)
Friday July 1, 2016, 1:24 am
We need to help these unfortunate women in every way possible.
 

Arild Gone for now (174)
Friday July 1, 2016, 3:18 am
This is outrageous,thanks for posting Sheryl.
 

Gene J (286)
Friday July 1, 2016, 4:30 am
Horrible and typical of male oppression throughout history. Perhaps those bags ought be round the heads of every conservative male politician and evangelical monster in the world. Though we might have to manufacture more bags which is not environmentally sound, but perhaps allowable in this one instance. Any male guilty of such treatment, condoning it or simply knowing of it and not stopping it, anywhere in the world, ought be summarily fired and forever banned from holding any position of authority ever again. Yeah, in my dreams. But it IS in my dreams and I hope enough others to investigate and punish these barbarians the world over.
 

Monika A (94)
Friday July 1, 2016, 4:31 am
The phrase "Human Rights in Mexico" may sound like an oxymoron. It's outrageous that Mexican government didn't do anything about it... oh I'm up in arms about it :((( torture is morally wrong at all times and under all circumstances. :(
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Friday July 1, 2016, 5:27 am
Reshared Amnesty article over social media to spread awareness.
 

Winn A (179)
Friday July 1, 2016, 9:52 am
OMG - No words . . . .
 

Janet B (0)
Friday July 1, 2016, 1:20 pm
Thanks
 

Mandi T (366)
Friday July 1, 2016, 6:05 pm
OMG, this is horrendous.
 

Beryl L (78)
Friday July 1, 2016, 8:56 pm
OMG inhumane disgusting atrocities. I can't find enough words to describe my horror and think of theirs.
Thanks Dandelion
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Friday July 1, 2016, 11:15 pm
Reshared Amnesty article over social media to spread awareness
 

SuSanne P (193)
Saturday July 2, 2016, 8:36 am
Thank you Dandelion and definitely shared on FB.

"Dangerous secrecy"
"During the course of its research, Amnesty International was denied by the authorities access to crucial information. The Ministry of the Interior (SEGOB) blocked Amnesty International’s delegates from accessing a larger number of women in detention and in some occasions prevented their entry to prison. In addition, officials from both the Army and the Navy denied requests for meetings with Amnesty International."

“Women from marginalized backgrounds are the most vulnerable in Mexico’s so-called ‘war on drugs.’ They are usually seen as easy targets by authorities who are often more eager to show they are putting people behind bars than to ensure they are finding the real criminals.”

Most of the women in prison who spoke to Amnesty International said they were sexually abused, beaten, electro-shocked, touched and groped during detention and interrogations. The vast majority have been accused of organized crime or drug related offences. Many were presented to the media as “criminals” straight after they were forced to “confess” to the crimes. Most come from low income backgrounds, which makes them less likely to be able to afford an effective defense.
Despite the extraordinarily high number of complaints of sexual violence against women committed by the armed forces, the Army informed Amnesty International in writing that not one soldier had been suspended from service for rape or sexual violence from 2010 to 2015. The Navy reported that only four marines had been suspended in the same period. One marine convicted and jailed for sexual abuse was only temporarily suspended from the Navy, potentially allowing him to be reintegrated once his prison term is over."

After these quotes, it only got worse and too horrible to repeat. Unfortunately this has been happening to women (and men) longer than I can imagine, from every country in the world.
 

Sheryl G (359)
Saturday July 2, 2016, 11:44 am
The War on Drugs has made this a lot worse. Women are always getting the worst of it when there is any kind of "war"......
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Saturday July 2, 2016, 3:14 pm
. . . and similar to the Wars in the Middle East masking the need to control the territory and precious and plentiful resources that are there, the War of Drugs is similarly a need to control a multi-billion dollar industry.

Women are the great cultivators over history and time, with few exceptions of those with "alpha wired" brains who become twisted parodies of male machoism.
 

Sheryl G (359)
Saturday July 2, 2016, 10:48 pm
Like Hillary Clinton and Margaret Thatcher......
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Sunday July 3, 2016, 1:16 am
Yes, two fabulous examples of what we don't want in a female power-possessor. . .

We need female power-energy-cultivators.
 

margaret cochran (41)
Sunday July 3, 2016, 7:44 pm
so sad
 

Melania Padilla (123)
Wednesday July 6, 2016, 1:25 pm
So sick of the abuses to girls/women! When will it stop??
 

Sheryl G (359)
Wednesday July 6, 2016, 3:04 pm
When the citizens of the world start getting a clue and start standing up for each other and rid themselves of the corruption in their govts.
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Wednesday July 6, 2016, 3:40 pm
Reshared the original Amnesty article, Dandelion.

BTW, there's strong possibility we might end up with Theresa May, the current Home Secretary who has been responsible for decimating the Police Forces in Britain. Margaret Thatcher, Mk.2 very possibly.
 

Sheryl G (359)
Thursday July 7, 2016, 11:34 am
Good luck Darren.
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Thursday July 7, 2016, 11:53 am
However, Theresa May IS Pro-Europe, and would argue for integration back into Europe, so ironically, she gets my vote. . .
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Thursday July 7, 2016, 11:55 am
BTW, reshared your original news article over social media, Dandelion.
 

Dawnie W (250)
Tuesday July 12, 2016, 9:24 am
❤️:-))❤️Noted ❤️
❤️ Thanking you kindly for sharing this information❤️
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