Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Oaxaca

Amnesty International is calling on the Mexican government to respect human rights in response to the numerous detentions on November 25th. More than 140 people, including 34 women, were detained in Oaxaca City, southern Mexico, when a protest against the state governor ended in violent clashes with federal and state police. According to Amnesty:

Many detainees were reported to have been beaten and threatened with death once in custody. They were denied access to their families, legal advice and adequate medical attention for several days.

To take action, Amnesty International has prepared a template letter which you can send to the Mexican President, urging him to ensure authorities respect human rights. You can read more here.