AMLO has released 16 political prisoners


368 more cases of political prisoners are being reviewed; it is about unjustly imprisoned people, says the secretary of government, Olga Sánchez Cordero.

Mexico City.- Only in the first month of the government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador, 16 political prisoners have been released who were unjustly imprisoned and 368 more cases are being reviewed, revealed the governor’s secretary, Olga Sánchez Cordero.

The federal official reported that a special committee was created to review the cases of persons who have been arbitrarily deprived of their liberty and thus strengthen the country’s justice systems.

“16 people from 368 cases on the table. Many have not even had a sentence after many years, because the judges have no way to condemn them, because they have no necessary elements and evidence, “he explained.

During the press conference of the president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, on Tuesday morning, Sánchez Cordero said that the special unit created to strengthen justice systems consists of two directions, one of them to analyze the cases of those who they have been imprisoned and have not received a sentence and they are made up of prison staff, representatives of the Attorney General’s Office (PGR), social organizations and lawyers.

He explained that there are many humble people who have not had the right to a public defender and that there are cases of indigenous people who did not even have access to an interpreter.

He said that many of the accused have been victims of kidnappings and other crimes and that among the defendants there are environmentalists or people who have opposed fracking.

For his part, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, president of Mexico, said that he is repairing the damages so that the innocent can leave the jails, that those who could not have the defense of a lawyer, if the public defenders did not do their work or those who have not been sentenced for years, to have their cases reviewed.

“The main objective is that there are no political prisoners, that no citizen is victim of reprisals for their way of thinking, for their political position. That no State institution be used to affect citizens unfairly, that crimes are not manufactured to opponents, adversaries, as it happened, I’m not inventing anything, “he said.

Here the full conference of the president and the intervention of the secretary of government: