Foto @Servicio Especial de la Mujer (SEM) México
On January 1, the community police commander at Olinalá, Guerrero, Nestora Salgado, began a second hunger strike to demand her release. This was announced by members of civil organizations during a series of mobilizations in solidarity with the commander. However, on January 2, Emeequis media group released a press statement which said that Nestora Salgado had postponed her hunger strike due to her possible imminent release, according to her attorney Leonel Rivero. They hope that the Higher Court Of Justice (Tribunal Superior de Justicia) of the State of Guerrero will announce its decision in the coming days.
Nestora Salgado has been incarcerated since August 21, 2013, accused of kidnapping, having detained a number of people involved in the extortion cattle farmers and theft of their stock in the region in her capacity as community police commander at Olinalá. The Federal Government dismissed the charges; the State Government has not done so however.
At the end of December 2015, the leader of the community police sent a Christmas and New Year’s message, which was published on a number of websites and blogs, such as laflecha.info. In this message Nestora Salgado said that she was very depressed not to be with her daughters and family. She thanked all those who have been following her case and who have expressed their support.
For more information in Spanish:
Inició Nestora Salgado una segunda huelga de hambre (SEM México, 2 de enero de 2016)
Con un llamado a seguir en la lucha, Nestora Salgado inicia su segunda huelga de hambre (La Jornada de Guerrero, 2 de enero de 2016)
Nestora Salgado pospone su huelga de hambre ante la posibilidad de ser liberada (Emeequis, 2 de enero de 2016)
Aplaza Nestora Salgado su huelga de hambre en espera del fallo a una apelación (Radio Alborada Tixtla, 2 de enero de 2016)
For more information from SIPAZ:
Guerrero: Luchadoras Sociales visitan a Nestora Salgado (10 de septiembre de 2015)