Complaints Against Mexican Soldiers Increase
POSTED: Monday, March 30, 2009 - 8:33am
UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 3:23pm
Complaints against soldiers in Mexico are rising dramatically according to a civil rights group. Mexico's National Human Rights Commission says complaints have increased six-fold. They say reports went up from 182 in 2006 to more than 1, 200 in 2008. The complaints range from illegal searches to heavy-handed treatment of detainees. Mexican President Felipe Calderon defends the soldiers, citing the drop in drug-related violence since their deployment in February.