A judge of federal criminal proceedings in Toluca, the State of Mexico, issued a formal prison order to captain José Martinez Crespo: is indicated as possible responsible for organized crime with the aim of committing crimes against health.
Authorities in Mexico link it with the disappearance of the 43 students from Ayotzinapa.
The Second District Judge for Federal Criminal Proceedings in the State of Mexico, residing in the capital of the federative entity, declared that the Attorney General’s Office (FGR) provided enough elements for the military to face the criminal process for the aforementioned crime.
Alejandro Encinas, Undersecretary for Human Rights, Population and Migration of the Government, confirmed on his Twitter account the news in this regard: “The Second Federal Criminal Proceedings Court residing in Toluca issued a formal prison order against Captain José Martínez Crespo for organized crime. The accusation is for alleged links with the organization Guerreros Unidos“, public.
Captain Martínez Crespo, who is retired of their work, led the military group that during the night of September 26 and early morning of September 27 In 2014, he went to the Iguala headquarters, allegedly when he claimed the motorcycle of a military man who carried out intelligence work when the normalistas were attacked by elements of the police of that municipality.
Martínez Crespo was arrested last week and after his capture he was taken to a military prison to be placed before a federal judge. Detention is part of the results of new lines of research opened by the special prosecutor’s office for the Ayotzinapa Case, in which criminal proceedings would possibly begin against at least three soldiers who are linked to the criminal organization United warriors, a cartel identified as responsible for the disappearance of the 43 normalistas from the “Raúl Isidro Burgos” Rural Normal School in Ayotzinapa.
On the other hand, Antonio Tizapa, father of one of the normalistas disappeared in 2014, said on Tuesday that he does not trust Mexico to judge former Defense Minister Salvador Cienfuegos.
According to both administrations, the government of Donald Trump made a pact with that of Mexico request the withdrawal of the drug trafficking and money laundering charges against the former minister, detained in the United States since October, in exchange for being investigated in his country.
“If they take him to Mexico, do you know what will happen? He will go free and will continue to violate human rights and perhaps return to drug trafficking“, said to EFE Tizapa, who protested in front of the federal jail in Brooklyn County, where Cienfuegos was transferred from Los Angeles, California, to be tried in New York, where the charges were presented.
The first military detainee is one of three indicated by the mothers and fathers of the 43 Ayotzinapa normalistas for having been active in the place and at the time of their disappearance. The other two characters are Lieutenant Joel Gálvez and Private Eduardo Mota. All three are elements belonging to the 27th Infantry Battalion.
Captain Crespo is kept in two different places in Iguala on that night: the Cristina hospital, where some of the normalistas who survived the attack were sheltered, and also in the Iguala command in the company of 12 other soldiers from the battalion in question. . In this second location, the journalist Anabel Hernández, along with Steve Fisher, reported that the military command spoke with the railing judge Ulises Bernabé García about alleged investigations around a “white scooter” that they were trying to locate.
Anabel Hernández, for the medium DW, recounted the way in which he was able to obtain the first testimonies that allowed him to locate José Martínez Crespo as one of the characters involved in the disappearance of the 43 normalistas. Does this count in memory of Pablo Morrugares, the Guerrero journalist assassinated on August 2. Anabel says that it was thanks to him that the captain’s talk with the railing judge was confirmed.
According to Anabel recovers, Pablo lived near Juan “N” Álvarez Street, where the last of the armed attacks occurred that night against the Ayotzinapa students. From a nearby supermarket, the journalist witnessed how, after the shooting, two uniformed men got out of military vehicles and approached the bodies of Daniel and Julio César. Both were hit by the bullets of people with civilian clothes and military appearance that attacked the students. But nevertheless, the soldiers who approached the bodies did not help them, but pointed their rifle at them and kicked them to see if they were still alive. When they observed that they did not react, the military boarded the car and left.
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