Friday, April 25, 2014

Viva Mexico!

The Associated Press reports that, in response to a recommendation of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, the Mexican Senate has unanimously passed a bill that will permit military personnel to be tried in civilian courts for offenses against civilians:
Mexico's military code currently says that all crimes committed by soldiers on duty are considered crimes against military discipline. The provision has been subject of scrutiny because human rights activists claim it has long allowed security forces to take over cases of soldiers accused of abusing, torturing and executing civilians.
The bill now has to be passed by the Chamber of Deputies. 

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