3 sexual tortured women released from Mexican prison

MEXICO CITY (AP) " Amnesty International says three women who were sexually tortured by Mexican marines when they were arrested on drug charges have been released after five years imprisonment.

The human rights group said in a statement Thursday that a judge acquitted the women. They were arrested in August 2011 in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz.

A 2016 report by Amnesty International said 72 of 100 incarcerated Mexican women it interviewed reported undergoing sexual torture during their arrests. All reported at least some harassment or psychological abuse.

The Associated Press reported Thursday that impunity reigns in torture cases.

Mexico's Attorney General's Office registered 4,055 complaints of torture, nearly one-third of them against the military, from December 2006 through October 2014. Only 13 police and soldiers received torture sentences during roughly that period.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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