Mar 21, 2012

Rule of Law: Mexico Court Says Convicted French Kidnapper's Rights Violated

Wall Street Journal: "A French woman convicted of kidnapping in Mexico could get a new trial after Mexico's Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that her constitutional rights were violated by police who staged her arrest for television cameras.

But justices also ruled that Florence Cassez, 37 years old, would have to stay in prison until the court comes up with a legal formula to review her case.

The Cassez case is one of Mexico's most explosive criminal cases in decades and is seen as an overall trial of Mexico's legal system, widely regarded as opaque, and riddled with corruption and practices like torture which defy the rule of law." read more

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