AMERICA/MEXICO - Get to the truth of the facts respecting the rights of the person

Monday, 27 June 2016 human rights   violence   bishops  

Tapachula (Agenzia Fides) - "It is essential to increase the importance of real professional preparation regarding all those who are to investigate on crimes in our society, so that by respecting the dignity of the human person, they are able to reach the truth. On the contrary, their work will only consist of 'producing culprits', freeing criminals": is the central idea expressed by His Exc. Mgr. Leopoldo González González, Bishop of Tapachula, in Chiapas, during yesterday’s Sunday celebration, recalling the international Day in support of victims of torture.
Mgr. González González, said that in Mexico "Torture is not only used as a means to pull out a confession or information, but also to inflict pain, to punish. As in the case of high security prisons when the person in custody is completely isolated. The absence of human contact causes great mental and physical suffering. Therefore more pain is added to the sentence imposed by the judgment", concluded the Bishop.
In the prisons of Mexico, according to local press associations and human rights, unfortunately, the cases of violence by the authorities or those responsible of the security do not diminish. (CE) (Agenzia Fides, 27/06/2016)