On 28 January, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) called on the Mexican government to guarantee medical attention to the activist Nestora Salgado, a member of the Communal Police from Olinalá, Guerrero, who is at present being held in the federal prison of Tepic, Nayarit.
Nestora Salgado, 41 years of age, was arrested in August 2013 after individuals who had been arrested by the Communal Police that she led claimed to have been kidnapped. A federal judge dismissed these charges in 2014, but several state-level charges remain against her to date. In January, Rogelio Ortega Martínez, governor of Guerrero, requested that the state attorney general, Miguel Ángel Godínez Muñoz, suspend the charges against her. However, the petition was ignored following pressure applied by the anti-kidnapping activists Alejandro Martí and Isabel Miranda de Wallace.
For more information (in Spanish):
Pide la CIDH atención médica para Nestora Salgado (Proceso, 2 de febrero de 2015)
CIDH pide a México garantizar atención médica a Nestora Salgado (La Jornada, 2 de febrero de 2015)
CIDH exige iniciar medidas cautelares para Nestora Salgado (El Universal, 3 de febrero de 2015)
La CIDH ordenó que se proteja a Nestora Salgado (Aristegui Noticias, 3 de febrero de 2015)
For more information from SIPAZ (in English):
Guerrero: Navy kidnaps coordinator of CRAC en Olinalá (13 September 2013)