**Amnesty International on Tuesday reported that Mexico’s police and armed forces “routinely” subject detained women to torture, mistreatment and rape.
The human rights watchdog interviewed 100 women, all of whom reported some form of violence during their arrest or the hours following.
The abuses included blows to the stomach and head, threats of rape directed either at them or their families, near-asphyxiation, electric shocks to the genitals, groping and rape.
Out of the 100 women, 72 of them said they were subjected to sexual torture during their detention. However, all of the women interviewed by Amnesty reported at least harassment or psychological abuse.**
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