Rep. Adam Smith writes to John Kerry urging him to take action on Nestora’s case

Congressman Adam Smith (WA-09) sent a letter, cosigned by Democratic Members of the Washington State delegation, urging Secretary Kerry to take action in Nestora Salgado’s case.

This also marks the first time that state Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell have taken action on the issue, as well as others who signed the letter, Representatives Suzan DelBene, Jim McDermott, Rick Larsen, Denny Heck, Derek Kilmer, and Juan Vargas.

Among other things, the letter said “We urge you to employ the resources of the State Department to continue efforts to secure Ms. Salgado’s release. The authorities in the State of Guerrero have not demonstrated a concern for her well-being, nor have they carried out the due process of law afforded to Ms. Salgado.”

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City Council of Renton, WA issues Resolution to Free Nestora

The members of the City Council in Renton, WA have formally moved to recognize Congressman Adam Smith’s efforts to Free Nestora, and have passed a Resolution recognizing the details of her arrest and imprisonment.

Read the full resolution here.

Rep Adam Smith writes letter to John Kerry about Nestora’s harsh treatment

Representative in Congress, Adam Smith, from Washington’s 9th District has written a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry regarding U.S. citizen Nestora Salgado’s harsh treatment in Mexican prison, and urging attention from the U.S. embassy to monitor the case and ensure Nestora is afforded due process.

You can read the letter here.