Text of on-line petition for the proper investigation into the torture of Miriam Lopez

Federal Attorney General
Jesús Murillo Karam
Procuraduría General de la República
Paseo de la Reforma 211-213
Col. Cuauhtémoc, C.P. 06500 Mexico City

Dear Attorney General:

Allow me to turn to you on behalf of Amnesty International Czech Republic and express my deep concern over the case of Miriam López, who was held for a week in military barracks and subjected to torture and sexual abuse by Mexican soldiers in attempt to obtain a forced confession to a crime in 2011.

Amnesty International considers torture, as well as any other kind of ill-treatment directed at forcing someone to confess to criminal actions a gross violation of human rights.

In the light of the above described, I respectfully urge you, Mr Attorney General, to ensure that:

• A due and independent investigation be conducted regarding the torture and sexual abuse directed at Miriam López

• those responsible for the respective actions are brought before justice and face a fair trial

In the spirit of respect for the basic values of human dignity, freedom, equality and solidarity, I call on you, Mr Attorney General, to uphold human rights not only in the case of Miriam López mentioned in this letter, but also all the other unjustly imprisoned or tortured in Mexico.

Thank you for your attention to this important issue.

Yours sincerely