In a bulletin released on 24 February, the Fray Bartolomé de las Casas Center for Human Rights (CDHFBC) denounced that on 17 February, three municipal police from San Cristóbal de las Casas arrested and subjected two indigenous persons in the Tlaxcala neighborhood to cruel, inhumane, and degrading treatment. The CDHFBC indicated that they were insulted and beaten, and that they were held incomunicado and denied medical assistance before being released.
In light of these acts, the CDHFBC stressed that “we are concerned that elements of the municipal police, public security forces, and citizens’ protection and ministerial police act in Chiapas in such a disproportionate and arbitrary manner, using cruel, inhumane, and degrading treatment, as we have documented.”
For more information (in Spanish):
Boletín del CDHFBC: “Tratos y penas crueles, inhumanos y degradantes, por elementos de la Policía Municipal de San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas” (24 de febrero de 2014)
Chiapas: denuncian a policías por torturar y humillar a dos indígenas Proceso, 25 de febrero de 2014