Chiapas: Judge Who Released Man Who Confessed to Femicide Dismissed

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On October 29th, a judge from the San Cristobal de Las Casas criminal court issued a sentence of absolution in favor of Omar Fernando Rosales Toledano, who confessed to femicide and had been accused of murdering Viridians Flores Ramirez, the mother of his son, in June 2013. Given the facts, the parents of the girl protested together with friends and family in front of the Judiciary. The judge was dismissed from his position and will be subject to an investigation process, as well as the secretary of agreements and the actuary involved in the sentence.

Rosales Toledo was held for five years in El Amate prison. His case had gained media relevance at the time of his arrest, since, before it, he worked as an assistant to the senator of the Green Ecologist Party of Mexico (PVEM), Luis Armando Melgar.

The parents of Viridians have denounced a series of irregularities throughout the process. Before the release, the father of the victim stated that: “It is in these situations where justice is justified by one’s own hand, one feels frustrated, one expects them to act with rectitude and honesty, attached to the law, however, they release the criminals, and now we have to take care of ourselves because we are threatened for denouncing injustice.”

In Chiapas there have been more than 28 femicides so far in 2018.

For more information in Spanish:

Tras protestas, cesan a jueza que liberó a un feminicida confeso en Chiapas (Proceso, 30 de octubre de 2018)

En Chiapas dejan libre a feminicida confeso (Chiapas Paralelo, 30 de octubre de 2018)

Posicionamiento del Consejo de la Judicatura del Poder Judicial del Estado (Poder Judicial del Estado, 30 de octubre de 2018)

Corrupción garantiza impunidad a feminicidas en Chiapas (Revolución 3.0, 30 de octubre de 2018)

Liberan a feminicida de Viridiana Flores (SDP Noticias, 29 de octubre de 2018)

For more information from SIPAZ:

Chiapas/National: Femicides on the Rise (May 24th, 2018)

 

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