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Incident between 21 October 2008 and 26 October 2008 Download as CSV Print this page

Location: Municipio de Juárez, Chihuahua

Country: Mexico

Violation types: illegal detention Torture


This incident took place in Municipio de Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico


According to Amnesty International: "On 21 October 2008, 31 year-old Saúl Becerra Reyes and five other men were arrested by soldiers in a car-wash near the home he shared with Brenda Patricia Balderas and their two children in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua state. After being tortured and held illegally for five days by the military at the barracks of 20th Motorized Cavalry Regiment, five of the detainees were transferred on 26 October to PGR detention and charged with drug and firearm offences."

Perpetrator units

Name Other Names Classification
20 Regimiento de Caballería Motorizado 20 Batallón de Caballería Motorizado
20/c. RGTO. CAB. MTZ
20/o. R.C.M.
20/o. Regimiento de Caballería Motorizado
20 Regimiento de Caballería Motorizada
20° Regimiento de Caballería Motorizado
Segundo Regimiento de Caballería Motorizado
Vigésimo Regimiento de Caballería Motorizada