Complaints of human rights violations in Mexico spike by 18%

Protesters hold a cross reading “Enough of Migrants' blood” during a demonstration against human rights abuses in El Espical, Oaxaca. (Reuters)
Protesters hold a cross reading “Enough of Migrants’ blood” during a demonstration against human rights abuses in El Espical, Oaxaca. (Reuters)

TeleSur

Mexico ended 2015 with nearly 10,000 complaints of alleged human rights abuses, representing an increase of 18 percent compared to the figures recorded in 2014.

President of Mexico’s National Commission of Human Rights (CNDH), Luis Raul Gonzalez, released the numbers Wednesday as part of his annual address.

Mexico is one of the countries in the region with the most cases of torture, arbitrary executions, human trafficking and forced disappearances.

In 2015 alone, 453 cases of disappearances were registered, while in the past decade some 27,000 people have been reported missing and another 150,000 killed, with reported links to organized crime.

According to Gonzalez, by the end of 2015 the CNDH had received 3,152 human rights complaints relating to improper provision of public services like security, 1,871 complaints relating to lack of honesty and impartiality in state services and 1,697 complaints for refusing medical care.

President Peña Nieto has been dismissive of both national and international human rights organizations demanding reforms in Mexico.

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