Mexico/Chiapas: The SCJN admits the Patishtán case

During a private session held on 3 October, the five justices who comprise the Supreme Court for Justice in the Nation (SCJN) admitted for consideration the petition of the recognition of innocence of Alberto Patishtán Gómez, a move that signifies that in the coming days the minister Olga Sánchez Cordero will develop a project for resolution that will consider if the court has the capacity definitively to resolve the Patishtán case.

In other news, on the same day, Patishtán was transferred from Chiapas most likely to the National Institute of Neurology “Manuel Velasco Suárez” in Mexico City, so that the brain tumor that has affected his vision and nearly blinded him can be treated.

For more information (in Spanish):

Olga Sánchez elaborará proyecto sobre si SCJN admite caso Patishtán (La Jornada, 3 de octubre de 2012)

La SCJN admite a trámite la petición por el Caso de Alberto Patishtán (CGT Chiapas, 3 de octubre de 2012)

Sacan a Patishtán de hospital en Tuxtla y lo trasladan a aeropuerto (La Jornada, 3 de octubre de 2012)

Audio-Video:

Entrevista de Carmen Aristegui a Alberto Patishtán (Youtube, 3 de octubre de 2012)

For more information from SIPAZ (in English):

Mexico/Chiapas: Postponement of the SCJN’s decision on the Patishtán case (12 October 2012)

Chiapas: Alberto Patishtán loses his sight, and request on his part (28 September 2012)

Mexico/Chiapas: Request for recognition of innocence of Alberto Patishtán before the SCJN (19 September 2012)

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