Monday, November 30, 2015

Mireles Case: Vallejo, Castillo and Godoy Refuse To Testify



By: Francisco Castellanos J. | Translated by Valor for Borderland Beat

Ignacio Mendoza, lawyer of the founder and former autodefensa leader, José Manuel Mireles Valverde, called it a “mockery” for Mexico’s justice system because of former commissioner for the Security of Michoacán, Alfredo Castillo Cervantes, Michoacán’s former governor Fausto Vallejo Figueroa, and Attorney General Martín Godoy Castro’s refusal to obey the order of the Fifth District Court to present themselves to testify in Mireles’ case.

Mendoza, who also represents Cemeí Verdía, said that none of them have justification to not present themselves and that for them to keep maintaining that position could be eligible for a fine of more than 80 minimum wages.

Castillo, he added, has a large scale position (head of the National Sports Commission) so he could have gone to testify but instead sent a letter via his assistant that was not signed.

“José Martín Godoy is the Attorney General of Michoacán so he could well have come via helicopter and not spent more than four hours,” he explained.

For the case of the former governor, he said, he is now an ordinary citizen, and even more so, he could’ve attended but had health problems, Mireles’ lawyer explained.

The lawyer claims to have won the case, that the former leader of the autodefensas will be released soon by the body of evidence presented at the Fifth District Court and that Judge José Armando Wong Aceituno will have no choice but to release Mireles.

“The judge will send them (Vallejo, Castillo and Godoy) a questionnaire to see if they deign to answer it, but this case is already won for Dr. Mireles to regain his freedom, because the causes are the same as those of Cemeí Verdía, for which he was granted his freedom.”

Meanwhile, the founder of the autodefensas of La Ruana, Hipólito Mora Chávez, said in an interview to the media that he presented himself to testify and said why the autodefensas arose and also how the government used them as “cannon fodder” sending them to clean Michoacán of organized crime.
Mireles supporters call for his release in Mexico City


“We organized ourselves because organized crime humiliated us, they trampled us and killed many; some had to leave their villages, for that reason we became autodefensas, to defend our family since the government left us in the hands of organized crime, there was no other reason for us to take up arms.”

“It was not to take over plazas as the drug traffickers have said, it wasn’t to kill, but only to defend our rights.  The moment the autodefensas rose up, armed forces came and supported us in fighting against the Caballeros Templarios, both the federal police and the Mexican Army,” Hipólito said to Judge Wong Aceituno.

The declaration took place amid a deployment of federal, state, and rural police forces as well as about 20 relatives of the 185 autodefensas from the community of La Mira who have been imprisoned since May, 9, 2014.

With placards in hand, relatives of the imprisoned autodefensas demanded their freedom.  “To those who are guilty, punish them if they have a criminal history and to those who do not, and who are innocent, release them,” they pleaded.

Source: Proceso

40 comments:

  1. Without the writ of habeas corpus, speedy trial, examining trials to determine probable cause, right against unreasonable search and seizure, citizens of Mexico are subjected to the abuses of those in power. This man has sat in prison without his day in court to dispose of his case. His lawyers have been saying for many months ago that the case is won, and he will be released. He remains captive to those who want him out of the way as they pray he dies in some way that appears natural so as to not make a martyr out of him and sow revolt with the populace. The case is won when he is free and not a second sooner.

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    1. Post September 11th, there is no habeas corpus. Between this, and the fact that corporations enjoy "personhood" i.e. the same protections under law that people do, we're fucked. Any country which "adopts" the U.S.judicial system can kiss its human and legal rights Good Bye!

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    2. You have hit the nail on the head. Without the four principles of justice you've referred to, nobody can be truly free, even in a country which is technically a democracy. Mexico needs extensive legal reform to prevent, especially, the practice of imprisoning a person indefinitely while authorities investigate (or claim to be investigating) suspicions that the person has committed a crime. This absurdly unjust practice is unfortunately the way the law works in Mexico and many other technically democratic countries around the world, whose legal systems are based on the Napoleonic Code instead of on legal jurisprudence, as is the case in more civilized countries.

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    3. Also, the right to trial by jury and the presumption of innocence are important rights that could help.

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    4. There are plenty of laws, all the most luxurious laws have been created for the benefit of the rich and powerful and the.corrupt, on the US and in mexico,like:
      --black lives, do not matter...
      --White man signed contracts do not count if white man says so.
      --Sovereigns from foreign nations are automatically not guilty of any crime against humanity, irregardless of charges or victims or evidence or convictions anywhere in the whole wide world...
      --anybody claiming to be a "neighborhood watch captain" can murder anybody specially if he is black and unarmed or both if nobody can provide he had racism in his heart...
      --any.church or bank or private individual can launder and keep any amount of large billions.and billions of dollars without prejudice if they are current with their political contribtions, on the US, it all becomes law the moment it is practiced...
      ●While in mexico, two of the most important laws are:
      --LA LEY DE HERODES: Aqui te jodes
      --LA LEY DE HIDALGO: Chingue su madre el que deje algo...
      ● the chilean fascista neo-nazis only have one law, "by reason or by force"

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    5. Napaleonic law basically boils down to "Guilty until proven innocent." It lends itself for corruption and injustice.

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    6. Napoleon got murdered a looong time ago, the "laws" blamed on him and the practice of them are pretty recent, and we're just encoded in secret and in code in the US shitstem of justice, specially when it applies to other countries, without much bitching from intimidated or more likely bought and paid for congressmen, "biiig and small creatures of their lord"...those animals have more rights than my beloved James Herriot's animal farms

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    7. The Napoleonic Code is the law system for MOST MAINLAND EUROPE and Latin America.
      The English system of law, which is used in the U.S. and a few other English speaking countries is NOT the most widely used by most "civilized" countries as you allege.

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    8. You know the Mexican saying, "to my friends the protection of the law, to my enemies the enforcement of the law" in mexico with neoolionic law, its impossible to find justice.

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    9. Napoleonic Code, Code Civil Français, is the French civil code established under Napoleon l in 1804. The code forbade privileges based on birth, allowed freedom of religion, and specified that government jobs should go to the most qualified. The Code, with its stress on clearly written and accessible law is one of the few documents that have influenced the whole world. The term "Napoleonic Code" is also used to refer to the Civil Code of Lower Canada, replaced in 1994 by the Civil Code of Quebec. Most of the laws in Latin American countries are also heavily based in the Napoleonic Code. The United States legal system is largely based on English common law, the state of Louisiana is unique from the other 49 states with a strong influence from Napoleonic Code.

      Napoleon Bonaparte wasn't murdered. Studies published in 2007 and 2008 dismissed evidence of arsenic poisoning, and confirmed evidence of peptic ulcer and gastric cancer as the cause of death.

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  2. 'bout time! What a mockery of justice. Lots of B/S if you ask me.

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  3. We need autodefensa and comunitario groups ALL across the nation to defend the people! I don't give a fuck about drugs but those that extort, rape, kidnap and murder innocent people need to face punishment!

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  4. So he now has the same attorney as Cemeí Verdía has? That is the young AD leader who was arrested not long ago, or is it someone else? ANd then the attorney says, “The judge will send them (Vallejo, Castillo and Godoy) a questionnaire to see if they deign to answer it, but this case is already won for Dr. Mireles to regain his freedom, because the causes are the same as those of Cemeí Verdía, for which he was granted his freedom.” So Cemei has been freed? Or were the first charges before he was quickly arrested again? I want to believe the attny, but hard to trust them at this point.

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    1. What needs to be sent by the mathafackin judge is warrants for the arrest of the facking crooked government "officers", before they get amparo to wipe the shit off their arses and their smiles off their faces, and automatic release of Dr Mireles, Semei Verdia, about one thousand AD members and Nestora what's her name, with indemnization from their pockets and fines, get banned from politics, and their political parties fined...ISN'T DREAMING A NICE THING?
      I know it is against the law...

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    2. Look Out 3:04 AM! Here come the Thought Police...

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    3. 7:46 Que me los empinen, I didn't even say anything, i'm just dreaming, damnit, I did not smoke anything sir, it must have been the devil I swear...

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  5. Scared he's in the Cartel

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  6. Bastards!
    Fausto slept with Tuta and was at the command of Castillo and epn

    Castillo slept with the devil, killed the devil and became the devil

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    1. Nice comments. Amado as devil reincarnate is a fine concept....

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    2. 7:45 what amado, güey

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  7. MIRELES VIVE - LA LUCHA SIGUE

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  8. The ugly scum they call mex government, of course these a holes don't want to testify! They have nothing good to say and if they step up and say something the templarios will kill them because all 3 are property of ct. Fuck them!!! FREE MIRELES!!!!-!

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    1. 3 spineless corrupt stooges. Should be strung up, and left to die.

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  9. Well, aren't they just too precious for words...wonder what might actually be up with this show, who's directing la pelicula from behind the scene and who's gonna get the slack for it.

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  10. Well, at least Fausto Vallejo doesn't have good looks to go with all that corrupt money. He is one ugly ass creature!

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    1. He looks like a troll [no pun intended] but that is what liver disease does to a person

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  11. Can the judge do more than send them the letter, asking why they failed to show? Like the legal summons in the US, or is he just kicking the can down the road?

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    1. Too much correspondence, no show means immediate release...
      --but tell that to willie the whale, after living all her adult life in a pool of piss and popó jorge hank rohn agreed to let willie go free, if they allowed a few tons of fairiest powders of his to come along, it was for the "good" of Hollywood anyways...
      TIME Inc. of course, has nothing to say about mexico's saviours...

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  12. Vast majority of US residents with Mexican heritage are a direct link to US history. All one has to do is notice how many states/cities/towns/counties/businesses etc. are named in honor of original settlers (Spain. Mexico). In fact, when I grew up there was no real identity distinction my friends were friends and never could make a distinction between cultures. They were Americans and so was I. It was not until older that many prejudices were revealed to me.

    Historically, immigrants or those US residents with a close connection to their second nation of identification, e.g. Israel/Northern Ireland (my great great great grandparents) have offered material support--not just moral support..

    Time for US residents' with strong family/business connections in Mexico to help. Billionaires send funds to Israel and not long ago weapons/cash to N. Ireland.

    There are citizens of Mexican descent in every walk of life in US who could help. It would take either a hardcore group of highly intelligent--ex-CIA. DEA, Federal law enforcement and local acting alone which would be effective, but--violent. Imagine a group covertly picking up the big boys. It can be done. They would make the cover of Time and find a place in history plus a big reward. Where the heck is that Dog the Bounty hunter--he ought to go get em--lol.

    Overtly helping is the issue--what would be the best approach a Ghandi style intervention or an invisible sword.

    Action of some sort needs to take place soon or there will be a real civil war thru out Mexico (maybe it is already occurring) and other hot spots in SA.

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  13. people in Michoacan I've spoken too said the situation is a lot better.

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    1. Maybe the dead do not speak, they would tell you a different story, or the caged ones,
      Just because human rights organizations have started noticing that there need be some balls somewhere there, murdering has gone back to hiding the victims in clandestine narco-fosas, when they leave they will say things are better, give diplomas and certificates and dog treats to the mexican governing narco-mierdocracia, who will then go back to their bad habits...
      More secret covert programs by highly trained former or current CIA agents, (and there have been a few already) or any other agency, murdering the puppets, while leaving alone the real cancer that causes all the mexican problems, is no solution, it is not help, fidel castro and co. Send notice about their invasion to the cuban government, then delivered a revolution, from exile...
      the contras were trained in mexico by the US to defeat the somocistas, and if the CIA BOSSES HAD NOT STOLEN THE COCAINE PROFITS AND OFFSHORED the "profits", they could have beat the sandinistas and restored the somocista dynasty, they were the despised by the US sanababitches, that were sanababitches but were the US very own owned sanababitches...
      Maybe mexican battalions from exile could do something, but very publicly, we not about secret deals in secret dark smoky rooms wit any shady characters anymore,
      It is high time for us to say chinga tu madres and vete a la verga and spit on each other's faces in person, and expect the people to judge by themselves, not by the lonely gun of a lonely secret assassin...

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    1. ¡ mason de bomberos!

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    2. Exactly can't fool us all

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  15. What is more suprising in mexico law?
    Guilty men being released?
    Or
    Innocent men NOT being released?

    I dont know what else to say. My father was allways told me "id rather let 10 guilty people go free than let a single innocent person be prosecuted"...somthing along those lines. I feel like maybe way too many people in the mexican judical system (if you could even call it that) are profitting from the complete opposite of that. It bums me out when i read this shit. Free the man already. Stop fucking things up even worse.
    Munke

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    1. PERRO QUE DA EN COMER HUEVO, NO CAMBIA NI AUNQUE LE QUEMEN EL HOCICO
      Believe it or not it will take a major murdering of politicians and military brass and their achichincles just to clean up before starting again...
      --without the generous and merciless friendship of the generous and merciless US and friends, india, england, spain, france, germany et al...and their Financiers and banks...

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  16. That's contempt. Mireles should be released immediately because the prosecution has a flawed case.

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  17. 8:00 AM, Violence only begets violence, it's cause and effect at its most cruel. Violence as a solution is old school thinking. Take a look around us, violence is every where, USA, including. 60 million people died in World War II, but fascism won. It didn’t win on the battlefield. It didn’t win right away. It won because the same fears, the same greed, the same hatred that fueled its growth in the first part of the twentieth century never went away. The symbols of fascism became anathema, but the causes went deep. And gradually, slowly, one step at a time, all those vices became first tolerated, then treated as virtues, and then as the only acceptable view. We've been taught that the use of that F word, is not to be taken seriously. But to even acknowledge our long, stumbling lurch to the right; the building force of corporate power; the relentless need for war; a police whose power of enforcement is divorced from law; a preening nationalism that rewards the full rights of citizenship only to those who fit an ever-narrower mold--You can’t call it fascism. People will only laugh. The poet Baudelaire says “the finest trick of the devil is to persuade you that he does not exist." The finest trick of the modern fascist? The same. Nothing is ever fascist. It’s just “very conservative.” And this week’s very conservative, is next weeks middle of the road.

    Time to think outside the box, time to create a culture of peace from this culture of war we all live in, be it Mexico, USA, Colombia or Sierra Leone. FREE MIRELES VIVA EL PUEBLO MEXICANO! PEACE OUT...

    GADEJO

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