Photo @We Demand Freedom for Nestora Salgado (Facebook)
Though the Human Rights Commission from the Chamber of Deputies and different civil non-governmental organizations have demanded the release of Nestora Salgado García, member of the Regional Coordination of Communal Authorities (CRAC), Isabel Miranda de Wallace and Alejandro Martí, the presidents of the Halt Kidnapping and Mexico SOS organizations, came out against the call for her release. In a press-conference, they called on President Enrique Peña Nieto and the Supreme Court to review the case and carry out due process, rather than succumb to politics. They indicated that to release of Salgado García would be “illegal and against the state of right.”
Nestora Salgado was arrested on 21 August 2013 in Olinalá, Guerrero, where she had served as a coordinator for CRAC, by Army and police units, accused of kidnapping. This presumed kidnapping of which she is accused was the legitimate arrest of a person accused of robbery, according to the CRAC.
Meanwhile, Saira Rodríguez, daughter of Nestora Salgado, denounced that the previous week, she once again received a threatening phone call, and though she admitted being frightened by this act of intimidation, she also noted that it is a sign that the legal process to free her mother from incarceration is progressing well. “On 9 January, when I came to visit my mother, I received a call from an unknown number. It was a man who told me: ‘Pray to God that your mother remains where she is, because otherwise, you and your angels will pay the consequences.’ At that moment I became scared and I hung up,” Rodríguez noted in an interview with La Jornada. It bears noting that the government of Rogelio Ortega Martínez has presented a request for the cancellation of the charges against Nestora Salgado to Miguel Ángel Godínez Muñoz, the state prosecutor, who must now evaluate whether this is to proceed or not.
For more information (in Spanish):
Nueva demora en liberación de Nestora Salgado (La Jornada, 12 de enero de 2015)
Hija de Nestora Salgado acusa que recibió una amenaza telefónica (La Jornada, 15 de enero de 2015)
Se oponen Alejandro Martí y Miranda de Wallace a liberar a Nestora Salgado (La Jornada, 12 de eenero de 2015)
Nestora Salgado, a un paso de la libertad (Proceso, 12 de enero de 2015)
Acusan a perredistas de presionar para liberar a Nestora Salgado (Milenio, 12 de enero de 2015)
For more information from SIPAZ (in English):
Guerrero: Death-threat directed against Nestora Salgado’s daughter and Communal Police commander from Olinalá (25 October 2014)
Guerrero: A year after Nestora Salgado’s arrest, organizations demand her immediate release (2 September 2014)
Guerrero/National: Emergence of Committee of Women for the Liberty of Nestora Salgado (2 September 2014)
Guerrero: Navy kidnaps coordinator of CRAC en Olinalá (13 September 2013)