Tepepan Women’s Prison in the southern district of Mexico City. The U.S. Free Nestora delegation visited Nestora today (Tuesday, June 2) along with family members. Spirits were lifted and the determination to persevere was strengthened. We left with a renewed commitment to win Nestora’s freedom!
On June 1, 2015 supporters held demonstrations at Mexican consulates in cities across the United States in an effort to raise awareness of Nestora Salgado’s imprisonment. Photos and details about the events in San Diego, Seattle, San Francisco, New York City, and Chicago follow.
On Saturday, May 23, 2015, NUPORI (Nucleus for a Revolutionary Internationalist Party) was invited to attend the 7th Annual Free America Hip Hop Youth Festival in Santiago with an information table about Nestora Salgado’s unjust imprisonment. The response was very positive. Many people took literature and signed the mailing list to stay informed. Next to the Free Nestora poster is Marcos Adames of NUPORI and CRIR (Committee for Revolutionary International Regroupment), one of the organizations that helped initiate the international campaign to free Nestora and all political prisoners in Mexico.
This past weekend, the Free Nestora contingent of NYC Radical Women helped spread word of Nestora’s wrongful incarceration at the International Women’s Day march organized by the International Working Women’s Day Coalition. Emily Yamasaki, flanked by members of RW, the Freedom Socialist Party, the Free Nestora Committee, and other international activists, spoke of Nestora’s case at Herald Square on behalf of Radical Women.
Holding the banner on the left for Women Workers for Peace/Mujeres Trabajadoras por la Paz are the immigrant rights activists Nieves Ayress and Victor Toro.
Thousands gathered in cities across Mexico to demonstrate against widespread political corruption and to fight for Nestora’s freedom. As these events grow larger and larger in number, it is becoming increasingly clear that our voices will not be silenced, and we must continue our pressure until justice is obtained!