With no legal recourse for the multitude of people who are wrongfully arrested and convicted around the world, the Canadian Association for Rights and Truth not only brings hope to many of these victims, but can offer vindication. With our donors' support, we can continue to help restore freedom to those who have had it stolen. Since September 2015, we have been able to free 5 wrongfully convicted people.
Detentions regularly occur through human rights violations perpetrated by the Mexican security forces, including killings, disappearances, and torture, none of these abuses being adequately investigated. How can we be sure that innocent people are regularly imprisoned in Mexico? Because despite Mexican prisons being overpopulated, it is a fact that more than 98 % of the crimes committed in Mexico actually remain unpunished.
The strategy of legal defense is to search for and highlight procedural irregularities or flaws in the logic of facts presented by the prosecution, including any errors committed, contradictions or inconsistencies in evidence. A legal opinion (or "synthesis report") is then drawn up and then sent to the appropriate judges, magistrates and governors once a version of the facts is established that effectively contradicts the version that has served as justification for the detention of the victim.
Our main goal at CART is to have those who have been arrested with no evidence or convicted with forced confessions to be released, as well as to have their dignity and innocence re-established. We estimate that with our donors' generosity, more than two hundred of people, including the victims and their families, can be helped in the next two years.