Red Contra la Represión y por la Solidaridad: Regarding the Sentence Keeping Luis Fernando Sotelo Incarcerated
The modification enacted by the Superior Tribunal of “Justice” on the sentence of our compañero Luis Fernando Sotelo is a joke. The reduction of the sentence to 13 years, is not to serve justice, but is a mockery of it. The irregularities in the process have been denounced innumerable times. Evidence doesn’t exist to incriminate him and during the trial the only eyewitness, the driver of the metro-bus, said he did not recognize our compañero.
Why is he still in prison? It is not for judicial reasons, but political ones. It is punishment for social protest. They want to keep him imprisoned as an example. Our compañero is detained under the command of the government of Mexico City, lead by Miguel Ángel Mancera. Or perhaps also the rumors of corruption of the Fourth Chamber of the Criminal Tribunal of the Supreme Court are more correct? There doesn’t exist rumors that accuse Judge Enrique Sánchez Sandoval, who holds the position of committee #1 of the Fourth Chamber of the Criminal Tribunal, of receiving 750 million pesos from Román Pineda Venegas, as a cut to administer the sentence? What moral and ethical value can be born of this Fourth Chamber of the Criminal Tribunal keeping our compañero incarcerated?
We see where the people who struggle are and we see where the solidarity in the struggle of the 43 disappeared of Ayotzinapa is taken. We also see where the criminals are and we point to them for the unjust incarceration of Luis Fernando: Enrique Sánchez Saldoval, Judge of the Fourth Chamber of the Criminal Tribunal, Edgar Elías Azar, President of the Supreme Tribunal of Justice of Mexico City, and Miguel Ángel Mancera, head of the bad government of the city.
Freedom to the political prisoners!
Freedom to Luis Fernando Sotelo!
Against Dispossession and Repression:
Red Contra la Represión y por la Solidaridad
Translated from the original here: http://enlacezapatista.ezln.org.mx/2016/12/16/red-contra-la-represion-y-por-la-solidaridad-ante-la-sentencia-que-mantiene-encerrado-a-luis-fernando-sotelo/