On August 29, at a first press conference after tooking oath as a new federal senator for the National Regeneration Movement (MORENA), the ex-commander of Olinalá’s community police, Guerrero, Nestora Salgado, announced the start of a campaign for the freedom of all the political prisoners in the country. She declared that there are currently 500 of them in Guerrero, although the first thing that is required is to carry out a national diagnosis: “The intention is to make a mapping to integrate prisoners of conscience and social activists, as is the case of the Indigenous Dominga “N”, originally from Jalisco, who has been imprisoned for 15 years for various crimes. “
Having been imprisoned, it is not surprising that Salgado has stated that the fight for the freedom of political prisoners is the main axis of her legislative agenda: “We can not allow our comrades who fight for life to remain imprisoned.” “Justice in Mexico has been negotiated and for people who do not have money, they have no way to pay for it, but now that we have this voice it will sound stronger in the Senate in defense of them, we will make sure that it is taken into account”, she emphasized.
She was accompanied by inhabitants of San Pedro Tlanixco, municipality of Tenango del Valle, who demand the release of their family members, political prisoners for defending land and water, and by Professor Alberto Patishtan, from the El Bosque community in Chiapas, who was also Political prisoner and released through pardon in 2013.
Senator Salgado García announced that she is studying what initiatives could be promoted from the Upper House to help in this fight.
For more information (in Spanish) :
Trabajará Nestora Salgado para la liberación de 500 presos políticos (MX Político, 31 de agosto de 2018)
Nestora Salgado luchará por libertad de presos políticos (La Jornada, 30 de agosto de 2018)
Nestora Salgado inicia campaña para liberar a los presos políticos (La Jornada, 30 de agosto de 2018)
Nestora Salgado busca liberar a más de 500 presos políticos (Radio Fórmula, 30 de agosto de 2018)
Senadora Nestora Salgado inicia campaña por la libertad de presos políticos (Aristegui Noticias, 29 de agosto de 2018)
For more information from SIPAZ :
Guerrero: Nestora Salgado Free March 22, 2016