Submitted By Todd on May 24th at 6:01pm
Last week, the Mexican president came to the United States, met with President Obama, and together they trashed the Arizona immigration law - a law designed to mirror federal immigration law, but with greater safeguards for civil liberties.
So how is President Calderon doing on human rights in Mexico? This is from Amnesty International.
Mexico is a dangerous place for human rights defenders. They face threats, harassment and intimidation, spurious criminal charges and wrongful prosecution. Some activists have even been killed in relation to their human rights work. Threats, attacks and killings of human rights defenders are rarely investigated effectively by either federal or state authorities. Impunity in cases of abuses against human rights defenders fosters a climate of intimidation, fear and insecurity.There's also this report on Mexico.
Amnesty International is receiving increasing allegations of serious human rights violations, such as enforced disappearance, extrajudicial executions and other unlawful killings, torture and other ill-treatment, and arbitrary detention, being committed by members of the Mexican military. The cases documented in this report show that both civilian and military authorities frequently fail to investigate these reports in a prompt, impartial and effective manner.Here's another. Remember, Democrats gave Calderon a standing ovation when he offered his critique on the Arizona law.
Amnesty International is calling on the Mexican authorities to release three community leaders who began a hunger strike in protest at their detention for taking part in a campaign against high electricity prices.The Democrats have no conscience.