La Jornada: “Nestora Salgado Suspends Hunger Strike On Guerrero Governor’s Promise to Transfer Colleagues to State Prison”

by Matilde Pérez U.

Original story (en español) here.

Nestora Salgado, Community Police commander in Olinalá, Guerrero, who was transfered last week from a federal high security prison in Nayarit to one in Mexico City, agreed to lift the hunger strike she maintained for nearly a month. This was in response to the request of her family and the promise of Guerrero Governor Rogelio Ortega that Arturo Campos and Gonzalo Medina, her colleagues from the Regional Coordinator of Community Authorities (CRAC), will be transferred from a federal prison in the State of Mexico to Guerrero.

Thursday morning, Guerrero Governor Rogelio Ortega Martínez visited Nestora Salgado in the Tepepan Prison Medical Tower, where she has been held under observation since May 29. The Governor arrived at about 10:30 AM accompanied by his wife, Rosa Icela Ojeda Rivera, and one of Nestora’s daughters. Sources in the prison report that the visit lasted about two hours. Continue reading