Target: Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong, Secretary of Interior in Mexico
Goal: Implement harsher penalties for police and military personnel who torture and rape women.
The Mexican military and police forces have been accused of raping and torturing women in an attempt to gain a confession. Amnesty International released the testimonies of 100 women who claim to have been physically and sexually abused by military personnel while in legal custody. Demand the harshest penalties for this human rights violation.
Suffocation, electrocution of the genitals, and rape are just some of the torture inflicted upon women, reports claim. The torture is allegedly used to get the women to confess to crimes. Disadvantaged women, such as sex workers and single mothers, are often the targets of this torture.
Not one soldier has been suspended for rape or abuse since 2010, yet the abuse reportedly continues. A task force has been established to combat the sexual torture of women, but it has not been utilized. Sign below and take a stand against this abuse of power.
Dear Secretary Osorio Chong,
One hundred women claim that they have been physically and sexually tortured at the hands of military and police personnel. We demand harsher penalties and an immediate crackdown on this abuse of power.
The torture mechanism appears to be selected based on gender. Women reportedly endure electroshock to the genitals, threats of rape against their families, and rape with firearms.
The Ministry of Interior has been tasked with investigating the sexual torture of women. However, little has been done to seek justice. We demand an immediate crackdown on this misconduct and the harshest penalty for all personnel who perpetrate this abuse.
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