Thursday, April 28, 2016

Mexican general gets 52 years for torturing, killing man

Posted by DD Republished from AP

 Mark Stevenson, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

 MEXICO CITY --
A judge has sentenced a general in the Mexican army to 52 1/2 years in prison for ordering the torture of a suspect, then having his body burned, Mexico's federal judiciary council said Thursday.

The sentence was among the longest ever against a senior army officer.

  The council said the conviction came in a 2008 case in the northern state of Chihuahua. The judge also ordered the army to publicly apologize, clear the victim's name and pay his family damages.

The judge in the case did not release the general's name in the public case record. But the case number on the docket was the same as one linked in local media reports to Gen. Manuel Moreno Avina, who formerly commanded an army unit in the town of Ojinaga, across the border from Presidio, Texas.
1000 people protested in Ojinanga in 2008 against abuse  by soldiers. 



Troops under the general's command detained a suspect in a soldier's death and tortured him for hours with electric shocks until he died. They then took the man's body to a ranch and burned it.



 The man was detained by soldiers just after midnight July 25, 2008. According to the council, the court found that soldiers "tied him up and watered him down in order to apply electric shocks on his body, in order to obtain information about the death of a soldier."

"They prolonged the torture until 9 a.m. that day, which caused the man to die despite attempts to revive him, quite possibly as a result of ventricular fibrillation and a heart attack brought on as an effect of the electric shocks," the council said.

"Under direct orders from the guilty party, the victim's body was loaded aboard a vehicle and taken to a ranch where it was secretly burned," it added.

Moreno Avina and more than 20 soldiers who were under his command had been charged with torture, homicide, drug trafficking and other crimes. It is unclear how many have been sentenced.
Mexican army officers have been sentenced before for corruption or aiding drug traffickers, but seldom for torture and seldom for such long sentences.

In 1997, Gen. Jesus Gutierrez Rebollo was arrested after being appointed the country's top anti-drug official. He was later convicted of drug trafficking, racketeering and corruption and sentenced to 40 years in prison.

The army has been stung in recent years by allegations of torture, abuse and executions.
This week, judges ordered two soldiers and three federal police officers to stand trial in connection with the torture of a young woman that was caught on video. The video circulated on social and traditional media in recent days shows a female soldier interrogating the woman, pulling her hair and putting the muzzle of a rifle against her head. Later, a female police officer suffocates the woman by putting a plastic bag over her head until she nearly passes out.

In Mexico's highest profile criminal investigation -- the disappearance of 43 college students in 2014 -- some of the suspects claim that marines tortured them into confessing to killing the students.

Three soldiers face homicide charges in civilian courts in the killing of suspects at a grain warehouse in 2014. Investigations have alleged that 12 to 15 suspects were executed after they surrendered.

 Defense Secretary Salvador Cienfuegos apologized two weeks ago for the behavior of soldiers who appeared in a video in which a woman was being tortured in Guerrero last year. The apology was reported to be unprecedented.   Seems apologies by the military are trending right now.
Defense Secretary Salvador Cienfuegos apologized two weeks ago for the behavior of soldiers who appeared in a video in which a woman was being tortured in Guerrero last year. The apology was reported to be unprecedented. - See more at: http://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/general-gets-52-years-for-torture-murder/#sthash.HKqr6Etb.dpuf

22 comments:

  1. Do the crime and you might do time said a sage who lurks in the BB comments section. Guess who?

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    1. 8:44 YOU LOSE

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    2. El Sol Perido?No?Hey what's going on it Mexico?DD says last week the military apologized for the 1st time and now this?WTF?Maybe has something to do with the international pressure brought down from those foreign investigators investigating the '43' and the reports of torture for confessions for those.Well they didn't let the investigators question the military from those areas of Guerrero they so badly wanted to so now the military is appearing tough on their own.So WTF is really going on in Mexico?

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  2. This is crazy, he gets 52 years for killing one person while other criminals and killers who have killed several people get just a few years.

    Many have been extradited and some will probably will never come back. (La Barbie)

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    1. The martial law is way more strict than civil law

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    2. 7:27 in mexico, the martial law is making hay off the fallen tree, the mexican military and navy are corrupt and criminals to the bone, at least all the officers, they should be slaughtered by their soldiers and marinas who should then elect their own officers, that would be revolutionary.

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  3. That Mexican justice for ya. It is a horrible crime he committed but the scales are tipped in the narco favor by these corrupt judges....Mexico needs a Giovanny Falcone.

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    1. Dude,i wouldn't shout so loud about Mexican "justice"
      You have to be a neanderthal to think the US justice system is anything but "imperfect"
      Anyone see "Making a Murderer" i dont mean Stephen Avery but his cousin Brendan Dassey ?
      That's the US justice system in a nutshell,and its not nice ?

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    2. 6:37 An american justice system that demonizes whole races, and sanctifies self appointed neighborhood watch "captains, the glove doesn't fit you must acquit, arguments, presidential pardons for criminals and "corporate personhood to organized crime stupiditry" can't be but criminal and stupid.

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  4. Way to set an example. Now how bout those drug traffickers and sicarios.

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  5. They should arrest most of the generals that were in power under Calderón including Calderon for mass genocide alot of the dead and missing are because of hI'm and the military for those six years they killed anybody who they thought looked like they were apart of a cartel....

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    1. Well said, that's exactly what happen,the Calderon administration it's responsible for killing thousands of innocents all over mexico.

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    2. www.texas observer.org/ the deadliest place in mexico: who is killing the people of the Juarez Valley? By melissa del bosque
      "...at 1 600 murders per 100 000 people, six times worse than Cd Juareeez at its worst..." in the 2008, ramping up for the PRI come back, not "el chapo and calderon", they needed no red hot "warming up" of no plazas, EL PRI DID, for the greater benefit of el pri, cesar duarte "el capulina" and epn...
      This report makes "el chapo" the fall guy, right at the start of "epn mandate" for self serving propaganda, by coincidence, just about to clean up el chapo's clock, on February 29 2012.

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    3. 1:p5 false positives have a wonderful way about cleaning up clear and present danger criminals like "el tlacoyo" epn, (puro máiz prieto con frijoles negros), he is the one behind crime for 12 years of pan rule, all BLO, zeta, cdg, golfa as a politician atracomulca pickpocket...

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  6. Barbie is done! End is horrible.

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    1. Barbie is not done he will be out in 8 to 10 yrs mark my words

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    2. 12:41 reddy did about 4 years, la Barbie out much sooner now, maybe 4 more?

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  7. I was correct now the true is coming to the light corruption is on the top to bottom in Mexico is the roots of the problems to much cartels and murders who to protect Mexicans.. the goverment? Or the sicarios ? Both is to be in fear is yo are detain for nothing...poor mexico I miss the live of the 80 was peace.. now is a he'll go to mexico

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    1. According to the Mierda Accords, the US has chosen to help the criminal mexican government, the politics of helping "he is a son of a bitch but he is our son of a bitch" is as amerikkkan as it has always been, and a clear and present danger for all the people in mexico and the US...

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  8. Hahahaha Mexico is fucked up hahahaha if the Soldiers are getting sentenced too who's taking care of Mexico?

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  9. The only one laughing now is Calderon! Hahahhaa

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