Mexican Supreme Court of Justice frees the 12 prisoners of Atenco

30  June

Ministers granted protection “outright” to the defendants, including the leaders of FPDT Ignacio del Valle Medina, Felipe Alvarez.

México, DF.  By majority, the ministers of the first chamber of the Supreme Court of the Nation declared the freedom of the 12 detainees since May 2006 events in San Salvador Atenco, Mexico State.

Thus, the leaders of the Peoples’ Front in Defense of the Land, Ignacio del Valle, who was sentenced to 112 years in prison for kidnapping and Felipe Alvarez-Medina, held in maximum security prison in the highlands, were also released .

The Court granted protection  “outright” to the accused, who shall be released once the notice reaches the prison authorities where they are prisoners.

The Ministers determined that in the case of the twelve people used illegal evidence which we attempted to accuse them of a crime they did not commit.

The name of the other detainees who gained freedom are Oscar Hernández Pacheco, Rodolfo Cuellar Rivera, Julio César Espinoza Ramos, Juan Carlos Estrada Cruces, Edgar Eduardo Morales Reyes, Jorge Alberto and roman Adam Romero Ordóñez, Narciso Arellano Hernandez and Alejandro Pilon Zacate .

Source: La Jornada online


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