Amnesty International has been campaigning on a number of cases of torture survivors all throughout the country. Yecenia’s is part of a group of brave women who have founded a national campaign focused on “breaking the silence” about the sexual violence and torture they have suffered.

What next?

Amnesty’s work against torture in Mexico and around the world continues in Mexico and around the world continues. Torture is abhorrent. It is barbaric and inhumane. It can never be justified. It is wrong, self-defeating and poisons the rule of law, replacing it with terror. No one is safe when governments allow its use.

Yecenia’s torturers are still at large and she spent four years unjustly locked up in prison. She still deserves reparation.

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