Tekaistuin perustein pidätettyä meksikolaista perheenisää Adrian Vasquezia kidutettu. Vaadi vapauttamista. Vastaa VETOAN ADRIAN NIMESI numeroon 16499. Viesti maksaa 90snt.
Adrián Vasquez Lagunes, a 33-year-old father of four, has been in jail near Tijuana, northern Mexico, since September 2012 when police arbitrarily arrested and tortured him in order to accuse him of drug-related crimes. All the evidence against him has been obtained through undue process. Following a legal challenge, the prosecutors have a matter of days to respond and potentially drop the charges against Adrián, allowing for his release.
Vasquez was arrested while driving in Tijuana, Baja California state, on 26 September 2012. State police threatened, beat and nearly asphyxiated him during a 12-hour period in their custody. The police forced water up his nose so it filled his lungs. Neighbours saw Adrián Vasquez being beaten when police took him to his home to conduct a search. The police then presented him to the media and told them he was a notorious drug trafficker. The officers handed him over to prosecutors and alleged that they had stopped him for speeding in a stolen vehicle and that he had then spontaneously identified himself as a drug trafficker. Soon afterwards, he collapsed and was rushed to hospital for life-saving surgery due to the torture he had suffered. The Federal Attorney General’s Office charged Adrián Vasquez with drug offences and illegal possession of firearms. He remains in jail while his trial is ongoing.
Since his arrest, Adrián Vasquez’s lawyer has proven that he was not in a stolen vehicle, that his arrest records have irregularities, and that the authorities have failed to demonstrate that the weapons and drugs supposedly found on Adrián Vasquez are linked to him. The statements of neighbours have not been taken into account. Adrián Vasquez did not confess to being a drug trafficker. To date, besides the declarations of the policemen who presumably tortured him, the only evidence against Adrián Vasquez are the drugs and arms that they alleged to have found during his detention.
Following a legal challenge by his defence lawyer, the prosecution has a matter of days to reconsider and drop all charges against Adrián Vasquez, allowing for his release.