Thursday, February 12, 2009
The Supreme Court has ruled that police should be investigated for their conduct in San Salvador Atenco
The Supreme Court has ruled that police should be investigated for their conduct in San Salvador Atenco, although it absolves the state governor and federal officials who ordered the raid. The non-binding decision came Thursday.
Police intervened in San Salvador Atenco in May 2006 to end protests that erupted after authorities tried to prevent street vendors from setting up stands in a nearby city.
Some of the demonstrators kidnapped and beat six policemen.
Nearly two dozen women detained by police were sexually abused. Others were beaten.
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