BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentines are outraged over a police interrogation cellphone video circulating widely on the Internet.
The clip shows officers abusing two half-naked suspects in provincial Salta. One man begs for mercy as an officer puts a plastic bag on his head, while another is forced to his knees in a painful position. Both suspects are shivering and wet.
It wasn't immediately clear when it happened, who recorded it and how the video reached the Internet, where it spread widely Thursday and prompted condemnations from provincial authorities.
The officers seen on the recording have been detained, and provincial Security Minister Eduardo Sylvester said they will be prosecuted as criminals.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Adolfo Pérez Esquivel told Radio Salta Friday that Argentina's politicians have long ignored police torture.