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Mexican judge puts two soldiers and three federal cops on trial for torture

  • FILE - In this April 16, 2016, file photo, Soldiers salute Mexico's Defense Secretary Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda at the Number 1 military camp in Mexico City. Cienfuegos formally apologized to the country for a video-recorded incident of torture involving two soldiers and a federal police officer. Mexican authorities have issued arrest warrants on Tuesday, April 19, for five security agents in connection with the torture of a young woman that was caught on the video. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)

    FILE - In this April 16, 2016, file photo, Soldiers salute Mexico's Defense Secretary Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda at the Number 1 military camp in Mexico City. Cienfuegos formally apologized to the country for a video-recorded incident of torture involving two soldiers and a federal police officer. Mexican authorities have issued arrest warrants on Tuesday, April 19, for five security agents in connection with the torture of a young woman that was caught on the video. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)

  • This screengrab of a video posted on several youtube sites on April 14, 2016 shows two soldiers standing over a woman with her head covered in an unknown location in Mexico. The two Mexican soldiers face military charges after this video surfaced of them helping a federal police officer torture a female suspect. It's unclear if the police officer faces charges. Mexico's Defense Department says the events occurred Feb. 4, 2015 in a small mountain town in southern Guerrero state. (via AP)

    This screengrab of a video posted on several youtube sites on April 14, 2016 shows two soldiers standing over a woman with her head covered in an unknown location in Mexico. The two Mexican soldiers face military charges after this video surfaced of them helping a federal police officer torture a female suspect. It's unclear if the police officer faces charges. Mexico's Defense Department says the events occurred Feb. 4, 2015 in a small mountain town in southern Guerrero state. (via AP)

  • This screengrab of a video posted on several youtube sites on April 14, 2016 shows a plastic bag held tight over a woman's head by an unidentified federal police officer in an unknown location in Mexico. Two Mexican soldiers face military charges after this video surfaced of them helping a federal police officer torture a female suspect. It's unclear if the police officer faces charges. Mexico's Defense Department says the events occurred Feb. 4, 2015 in a small mountain town in southern Guerrero state. (via AP)

    This screengrab of a video posted on several youtube sites on April 14, 2016 shows a plastic bag held tight over a woman's head by an unidentified federal police officer in an unknown location in Mexico. Two Mexican soldiers face military charges after this video surfaced of them helping a federal police officer torture a female suspect. It's unclear if the police officer faces charges. Mexico's Defense Department says the events occurred Feb. 4, 2015 in a small mountain town in southern Guerrero state. (via AP)

Judges in Mexico have ordered two soldiers and three federal police officers to stand trial in connection with the torture of a young woman that was caught on video.

Federal prosecutors said Wednesday that all five face charges of torture. They are accused of torturing the woman after she was detained Feb. 4, 2015, in Ajuchitlán del Progreso, in the troubled southern state of Guerrero.

The video circulated on social and traditional media in recent days shows a female soldier interrogating the woman, pulling her hair and putting the muzzle of a rifle against her head.

Later, a female police officer suffocates the woman by putting a plastic bag over her head until she nearly passes out.

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