Translated for Borderland Beat from a Zetatijuana article by Otis B Fly-Wheel
Judge resets procedure for founder of the Auto Defensas and three co-defendants.
Reporter: Luis Carlos Sainz Martinez
The First Unitary Tribunal residing in the City of Morelia granted the defence and protection of Justice (Amparo) of the Union, to the ex leader and founder of the Auto Defensas Jose Manuel Mireles Valverde of Michoacan and three co-defendants, informed Judicial sources to ZETA.
The resolution is to the effect that the Judge of the Second Unitary Court to declare void the same Circuit detention order confirmed on October 14th last year against the defendants and issued a new ruling that the violation of their fundamental rights are corrected.
The Amparo does not establish that the plaintiffs should be released and can not be executed immediately, as the Public Prosecutor has the right to appeal the decision.
As well as Jose Mireles, Javier Reyes Magana, Salvador Mendoza Garcia and Gerado Lopez Casillas, receive the amparo, all those detained by Military on 27th of June of 2014 in the Town of Lazaro Cardenas, Michoacan presumably for drugs and firearms.
The defendants were interned in a Federal Criminal Prison and were put at the disposition of a Judge of the Fifth District in the State of Michoacan, residing in Uruapan, who ordered their formal arrest in the criminal case 137/2014. On October 14th the verdict was confirmed by the Court of Appeal.
Mireles and his co-defendants face charges of possession of a firearm for exclusive use by the Armed Forces, as well as crimes against health in respect of drug dealing, with the variation of simple possession of Marijuana and Cocaine.
The resolution of the Amparo shall be notified to the Plaintiffs in the Prison where they are currently being held, Mireles in CEFERSO No.11 in Hermosillo, Sonora, Reyes, Mendoza and Lopez in CEFERESO No.4 in El Rincon, Nayarit.
Former members of the Michoacan Auto Defensas expected the Amparo would be granted and that their release from Prison would be immediate, but they will have to wait for a reassessment of the Court Hearing of his case, as soon as the Judgement Guarantee is firm.
Original article in Spanish at Zetatijuana