Pablo Molinet (poet)

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Date: 1992

Region: Central America and the Caribbean

Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion

Medium: Literature


Artist: Pablo Maria Jonathan Molinet Aguilar

Confronting Bodies: members of the state judicial police

Dates of Action: March 24, 1992

Location: Guanajuato, Mexico

Description of Artwork: Molinet is a student and a poet.

The Incident: On March 24, 1992, Molinet was arrested without warrant by members of the state judicial police. He remained in incommunicado detention for several hours during which he was tortured and forced to sign a blank statement. The Ministerio Publico, who witnessed his arbitrary arrest, dismissed Molinet's complaints of torture and, based on his forced confession, presented the defendant to the courts, accusing him of murder.

Results of Incident: At his final trial he was sentenced to 24 years in prison, where he remains today.

Source: Amnesty International