Four members of the armed forces, accused of torture and sexual violence against two women in Mexico, have been detained to stand trial.
Since 2002, Inés Fernández Ortega and Valentina Rosendo Cantú have been fighting for justice against the Mexican soldiers who raped them in separate attacks.
Following the failure of an original trial conducted through the military courts, Ines and Valentina appealed to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR).
In August 2010, the IACtHR issued two judgements against Mexico and ordered a full civilian investigation, as well as reparations and reforms to the military justice system.
Over three years later the Government has finally brought the accused to trial. This represents a huge step towards achieving justice for the two women.