Letter to Baroness Ashton: EU must act now to stop torture in Mexico

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Baroness Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Common Foreign and Security Policy Vice President of the European Commission

Cc: Suvi Seppalainen, Cabinet (HR/VP) Christophe Parisot, Cabinet (HR/VP) Kenneth Bell, Head of Division (EEAS) Philipp-Oliver Gross, Desk officer (EEAS) Maria Gotsi, Desk officer (EEAS) Julita Bas, Human Rights Division (EEAS) Martha Méndez (DG Devco) Leslie Pierrard (DG Devco) Stavros Lambrinidis, EU Special Representative for Human Rights European Parliament Delegation to the Joint Parliamentary Committee EU-Mexico

04/09/2014 – Torture and ill-treatment in Mexico is out of control with a 600 per cent rise in the number of cases reported to the National Human Rights Commission in the past decade, according to Amnesty International’s report ‘Out of control: Torture and other ill-treatment in Mexico’.