Torture In Mexico Research Paper

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Torture is the action of inflicting severe pain on someone as a punishment or to force them to do or say something (Merriam Webster). People think torture is a problem of the past, it doesn’t happen anymore, in reality however it is present all around the world. Mexico has had a problem with torturing in its history and torture is still a relevant concern there today. Corruption has been present in the Mexican government going back to the Mexican Revolution in 1920. In the past many people in Mexico have been power hungry and abuse their power once they have it. This makes it difficult for people in Mexico to feel safe because the government is quite corrupt. In fact, many of the complaints of torture have arisen from actions by the government,…show more content…
The fifth article of the declaration states, “No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment” (United Nations). Mexico is in clear violation of this article and needs to be held responsible for violating it. The source of this injustice is a result of the government and law enforcement being corrupt and abusing their power. Two issues show it is time for international organizations to get involved with the issues in Mexico. First, the government has failed to address the problem of corruption. Secondly, the citizens of Mexico are powerless in standing up to their government because of the fear they have. For example, in a survey that was taken, 64% of the citizens said they have a fear of being tortured if taken into custody (Amnesty International). The combination of the government inaction and powerless citizens show it is time for outside assistance with this…show more content…
The employees that work with these organizations are well trained and will not have the trouble the citizens of Mexico have when they try to speak out about the government. For example, human rights defenders that live in Mexico have gotten threatened and attacked because they have been outspoken about their beliefs. Several of them have even been arrested and charged by the law enforcement because of their actions (Amnesty International). However, these organizations are professionals in the field of speaking out about injustice and have had many victories bringing justice to people. For example, just this year Amnesty International helped free Moses Akatugba a Nigerian torture survivor (Amnesty

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