Campaign to free Nestora Salgado from Mexican jail

February 12, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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The fight for indigenous rights knows no borders

Campaign to free Nestora Salgado from Mexican jail gains international support

Fred Hyde, February 2014

Free Nestora Salgado protest at the MLK march on Jan 20, 2014. Shown (R-L): Nestora’s husband José Avila, daughter Grisel Rodriguez. Credit: Melissa Hurst FS  For more coverage on Nestora’s story, see our other article here.

When indigenous leader Nestora Salgado, a Washington state resident and naturalized U.S. citizen, traveled south of the U.S.-Mexico border last year, she did not expect to end up a political prisoner. Her first trips to her hometown of Olinalá, Guerrero, were to bring aid to its desperately poor residents. But she found the town run by criminal gangs and drug dealers, who terrorize and murder citizens, rape young girls, and spread prostitution and drug addiction. When she exposed the collusion of Mexican officials with these thugs, she found herself in prison, facing trumped up charges of kidnapping. Read more

Celebrate brave determined actions during 2013 – video clip list

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Mexico Imprisons US Citizen Who Fought Corruption

November 26, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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Thursday, 19 September 2013 00:00By Rachael StoeveTruthout | Report

Grisel (second from left) protests with her family outside the Jackson Federal Building in Washington state.Grisel (second from left) protests with her family outside the Jackson Federal Building in Washington state. (Photo: Alex Garland Photography)

“Every time there is someone who raises their voice against corruption, they either end up dead or in jail,” Grisel Rodriguez says. We are sitting in a café in Seattle, and she is telling me about her mother, Nestora Salgado, a US citizen imprisoned in Mexico. Salgado is a coordinator of the community police in Olinala, a town in the Mexican state of Guerrero. She was arrested on August 21, 2013, and according tonews releases from the Guerrero state government, she is charged with aggravated kidnapping.

However, according to Rodriguez, these charges are false. She says Salgado’s arrest is retaliation for her public denouncements of local and state officials who are taking money from organized crime. The arrest came after Salgado’s refusal to free a local official, Armando Patron, who was arrested by the community police after he was caught tampering with evidence of a double homicide and stealing property from the victims. Read more

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