By Ken Ellingwood
In a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, the Washington-based group said
Under the $1.4 billion multiyear aid package known as the
The withheld funds so far amount to more than $100 million.
The conduct of
Rights advocates accuse soldiers of torture, rape, illegal arrest and, in some cases, killings. In
Activists say military authorities weigh cases behind close doors and are reluctant to prosecute. Human Rights Watch say Mexican military courts have not convicted any soldier of a serious abuse during the past decade.
Interior Minister Fernando Gomez
In 2008, Mexican leaders reacted angrily when congressional Democrats attached human-rights conditions to the three-year