By Peter Orsi / AP
Several people who were wrongly detained and allegedly tortured by Mexican police have been released after spending years in custody, human rights groups said Thursday.
The releases involved four people who were arrested in 2012 and 2013 in cities along the border with the United States and accused of crimes of which they were ultimately absolved. They all walked free Wednesday.
Amnesty International said in a statement that the cases offer “hope for justice in countless similar cases of people tortured and detained unfairly.”