Mexican torture trial in plastic bag choking case

4/28/2016 BBC News 

General-CienfuegosThree Mexican federal police officers and two soldiers have been ordered to stand trial on charges of torture.

The five are accused of torturing a woman who was detained in the southern state of Guerrero last year.

The case gained notoriety when a video showing the officers putting a plastic bag over the woman’s head and pointing a rifle at her head was published on social media earlier this month.

Pressure groups say Mexican security forces “routinely” use torture.

Officials from Mexico’s security ministry said the video was genuine and showed an incident in the town of Ajuchitlan del Progreso on 4 February 2015.

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