Alfonso Martín del Campo spent nearly 23 years in prison after being convicted in 1992 for the murder of his sister and brother-in-law. But he confessed to these crimes only after being tortured.
Alfonso Alfonso Martín del Campo was detained in May 1992 in Mexico City. Police officers beat, smothered and threatened him. Years later, a police officer admitted that he and other officers had tortured him. But for more than two decades, the authorities ignored this and other evidence of his torture, including medical reports.
Mexico's Supreme Court finally ordered Alfonso Martín del Campo Dodd’s release on March 18.
"Alfonso Martín del Campo's release is a long-overdue victory for justice," said Perseo Quiroz, Executive Director of Amnesty International Mexico. "His case should have been thrown out decades ago after torture was used to extract his confession." confession."
How are Amnesty supporters helping to end torture in Mexico?