Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat
|Federal Elements took Dr. Mireles' trademark hat and posed wearing it while he was in handcuffs|
A group of social leaders and supporters of Dr, Mireles visited the Hermosillo Maximum Prison where the doctor and autodefensa leader is being held. The group of 30 leaders were at the prison for two hours and were denied access to the doctor.
Part of the group were Doctors Adoracion Benitez and Roberto Holguin. Holguin is the director of the Casa del Diabectico. They asked permission to examine Mireles to determine his health and well being. They were denied access.
A delegation of Human Rights visitors including a physician to conduct a well check on Dr. Mireles, traveled to the prison. The Human Rights Commission are supposed to have full access to all prisons and prisoners.
They too were denied access to Dr. Mireles.
Before leaving the prison entry, authorities ordered all cameras confiscated, including those of the press whereby all photos and video footage were deleted and memory sticks removed.
Dr Holguin stated his intent was to check on Dr. Mireles, and to give a diagnosis and prescribe insulin and glucose in hoping that he would then be permitted to receive medicine and proper food.
He stated that the weather in Hermosillo has been over 100 degrees and the insulin would have to be refrigerated or temperatures over 80 degrees will inactivate the insulin.
He also stressed if Dr Mireles continues to be withheld the prescribed food and insulin it would result in his death.
|Bruise on upper arm|
Dr Mireles was handcuffed behind his back, hooded and then blindfolded. for six hours, even during his helicopter transfer. He said he thought they would push him into the sea. The transferring of even the most brutal criminal has never before included such treatment. (see video below as he was transferred)
He was physically abused, leaving bruises, also bruised on his wrists from the handcuffs being tighten to the extreme.
Support growing at a fast rate
Protests, rallies, journalists, activists, political leaders, priests, on both sides the border have begun a ground swell of organized and individual support of Dr Mireles, and are demanding his release. Four cities so far in the United States have scheduled rallies, LA, San Jose, Phoenix and NYC.
Additionally many Michoacan cities have marched peacefully in protest. Lazaro Cardenas autodefensas established blockades in protest. Not only in Michoacan but in other States such as Mexico and Tamaulipas.
Pricilla of Grillonautas, a trusted supporter of Dr Mireles, has been instrumental in jump starting a free Mireles campaign or #LiberenAMireles.
Dr. Mireles Wife Speaks out for Mireles
Ana Valencia Mireles appeared in a march for the Liberation of Dr. Mireles. The march concluded at city hall of Tepalcatepec where she spoke.
"Mireles is not a murderer, nor a drug trafficker, he is a hero who freed Tepalcatepec, the Tierra Caliente and the Michoacán coast of crime."
She thanks the people protesting Mireles' arrest, the people of Coalcoman, Chinicuila, Aquila, Caleta de Campos, Tierra Caliente and everywhere in Mexico and abroad who are supporting him.
The crowd cheered at her every word but even more loudly when she stated "the government has committed the biggest mistake in his arrest." Protesters cheered shouted Mireles repudiation slogans against the federal government, Peña Nieto and Alfredo Castillo, Commissioner for the safety of Michoacán.