Guerrero/National: Nestora Salgado suspends her hunger strike

June 10, 2015

Nestora Salgado  (@revoluciontrespuntocero)

Nestora Salgado
(@revoluciontrespuntocero)

After completing 31 days of a hunger strike (the final five without consuming liquids), the coordinator of the Communal Police of Olinalá, Guerrero, Nestora Salgado García, suspended this form of protest after the Guerrero state government committed himself to promoting her release and the transfer of two other communal police officers who are imprisoned in a federal prison.

She has called on Gonzalo Molina Gonzalez, a promoter from the Regional Coordination of Communal Authorities-Communal Police (CRAC-PC), one of these two prisoners, who has been held for more than a year and 7 months, to suspend his hunger strike which he had undertaken in solidarity with her on 14 May for health reasons.


For more information (in Spanish):

Cesa Nestora Salgado su ayuno tras 31 días; lo retomará si el gobierno no cumple los acuerdos, advierte (El Sur, 5 de junio de 2015)

Nestora Salgado levantó la huelga de hambre que sostenía desde hace 31 días (Desinformémonos, 5 de junio de 2015)

Nestora Salgado levanta su ayuno tras aceptarse parte de sus peticiones (La Jornada, 5 de mayo de 2015)

Piden sus familiares a Nestora que termine su ayuno; cumple 30 días y Gonzalo Molina 20 (El Sur, 4 de junio de 2015)

For more information from SIPAZ (In English):

Guerrero: political prisoner Nestora Salgado, coordinator of the Communal Police of Olinalá, begins hunger strike (16 May 2015)

Guerrero: IACHR calls on Mexican government to guarantee medical attention to Nestora Salgado (8 February 2015)

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Guerrero: Ministerial Police detain Gonzalo Molina, CRAC promoter, in Tixtla

November 14, 2013

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Gonzalo Molina González, promoter for the Regional Coordination of Communal Authorities (CRAC) associated with the justice house in El Paraíso, was detained by Ministerial Police at a checkpoint in Tixtla and subsequently incarcerated in the Center for Social Readaptation (CERESO) of that city.  In a press-conference, Iñaki Blanco Cabrera, head of the State Attorney General’s Office (PGJE), and José Villanueva Manzanares, spokesperson for the state government, reported that the arrest of the CRAC members had to do with an order from a judge demanding their arrest for the crime of terrorism, kidnapping, and assault.  Blanco Cabrera explained that the arrest is related to the events of 26 August, when dozens of communal police disarmed municipal police in Tixtla and held municipal officials in City Hall to protest the arrest of the CRAC coordinator in Olinalá, Nestora Salgado García.

Last Monday, Gonzalo Molina was at a meeting of members of the four justice houses of the CRAC (San Luis Acatlán, Espino Blanco, Zitlaltepec, and El Paraíso) with Misael Medrano Baza, subsecretary for Political Affairs, when dialogue was broken off after he insisted on the immediate release of Salgado García, who is being held in a maximum-security prison in Nayarit, charged with aggravated kidnapping.  Nestora Salgado headed the Communal Police in Olinalá and was arrested by the military and transferred to prison in Nayarit in August.

For more information (in Spanish):

Detiene la Policía Ministerial al promotor de la Crac, Gonzalo Molina, en Tixtla (La Jornada de Guerrero, 6 de noviembre de 2013)

Detienen por “terrorismo” a promotor de la CRAC en Tixtla (El Sur de Acapulco, 7 de noviembre de 2013)

Persiste el hostigamiento militar contra Olinalá, denuncia la Policía Comunitaria (La Jornada de Guerrero, 3 de noviembre de 2013)

A un año del levantamiento de Olinalá, Nestora Salgado, su principal líder, sigue en la cárcel (La Jornada de Guerrero, 26 de octubre de 2013)

Marchan en Olinalá por la libertad de Nestora Salgado, presa en Nayarit (La Jornada, 28 de octubre de 2013)

Comunicado por la liberación de Gonzalo Molina (Tadeco, 7 de noviembre de 2013)

For more information from SIPAZ (in English):

Guerrero: Navy kidnaps coordinator of CRAC in Olinalá (13 September 2013)