National Guard and Quintana Roo police tortured a civilian, defines the CNDH

Elements of the National Guard and the Secretariat of Public Security of the State of Quintana Roo (SSP-QROO) committed violations of human rights to personal freedom, legal security for illegal detention, personal integrity and dignified treatment for acts of torture to the detriment of a person.

This was announced by the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) which issued a recommendation to the head of the Secretariat of Public Security and Citizen Protection (SSPC), Rosa Icela Rodríguez Velázquez, and the head of the Secretariat of the SSP -QROO, Lucio Hernandez Gutierrez.

The autonomous body specified that on November 4, 2019, the victim was detained by police elements of the SSP-QROO and elements of the National Guard and transferred to the base of the first mentioned unit, where he was beaten and tortured by the elements of the two corporations

“In that same place he was assessed by a doctor attached to the aforementioned secretariat, and made available to the FGR (Attorney General’s Office) hours after his arrest,” reads recommendation 33/2022.

The CNDH reported that it was able to prove violations of fundamental rights based on elements such as the content of the complaint; the omission of the doctor attached to the SSP-QROO, who did not carry out an exhaustive examination of the victim, and certified that he had no injuries, although he had several; the Specialized Medical-Psychological Opinion, carried out by this National Commission on June 23, 2021, as well as based on the inconsistencies that exist in the reports submitted to this CNDH by the responsible authorities.

Derived from this situation, the body requested the federal agency as well as the state agency, with the support of the Executive Commission for Attention to Victims, to provide comprehensive reparation for the damage to the person aggrieved in their rights, including fair compensation, in terms of the General Law of Victims. Likewise, that he be registered in the National Registry of Victims, so that he has access to the Fund for Help and Assistance and Comprehensive Reparation, as well as so that he is provided with the medical and psychological care that he requires.

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