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Torture in Mexican prisons



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Philip R uddock MP Federal Member for Dundas Shadow Minister for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs

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2 December 1991

Philip Ruddock, Federal Member for Dundas, has joined Ryde- Eastwood Amnesty International in seeking Australian intervention to have the practice of torture in Mexican prisons discontinued.

Mr Ruddock, who is well known for his involvement with Amnesty, has written to the Minister for Foreign Affairs after an approach from the Ryde-Eastwood Group. He said that he was always keen to pursue just treatment for prisoners,

particularly prisoners of conscience.

"It is inconceivable that, in 1991, a major international participant such as Mexico can still regularly use torture in its prisons."

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