Security & Strategic Review - May 2023

MEXICO: Armed forces face scrutiny

Scrutiny on Mexico’s armed forces has been running high following renewed accusations that the defence ministry (Sedena) has been spying on citizens, particularly those investigating abuses by the military. The issue was once again thrust into the spotlight on 17 April, when the supreme court (SCJN) invalidated several articles in the military criminal and justice codes in relation to the interception of private communications, stating it had been unclear as to whether such interceptions could only be carried out with respect to military personnel or also included citizens.

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