Mexico human rights commission accuses authorities of abuse

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's National Human Rights Commission says the country's navy and federal police tortured and sexually assaulted a woman after entering her home without a search warrant.

In a report released Friday, the commission said it found evidence that marines and police were involved in the September 2013 assault. It says the woman was beaten in front of her two children and later sexually assaulted after being taken from her home in central San Luis Potosi state.

The security forces questioned the woman about the location of drugs and weapons at times pulling a plastic bag over her head to restrict her breathing.

The commission called on both entities to provide reparations to the victim, participate in the prosecution of those responsible and implement protocols to avoid similar acts.