María Elena Ríos saxophonist attacked in 2019 with acid asks for protection
María Elena Ríos saxophonist attacked in 2019 with acid asks for protection

The Oaxaca Attorney General’s Office reported that it filed an appeal against the decision to review the precautionary measure requested by Juan Antonio Vera Carrizalalleged mastermind of the acid attack on saxophonist María Elena Ríos Ortíz in September 2019.

In a statement, the Prosecutor’s Office said that it presented said legal appeal “because it evaluated the risk of flight by the accused.” In addition, that the release of the PRI politician, “would put the integrity of the victim at risk, for which the challenge derived from criminal case 533/2019 was made.”

Meanwhile, the local agency clarified that the defendant never left the detention center where he is being held.

For her part, the General Prosecutor of the Republic (FGR) announced that it will collaborate with the Oaxaca State Prosecutor’s Office in the case of Maria Elena Rios Ortiz.

On an information card, the FGR reported that “it will collaborate with all the technical, expert and police elements of this institution, to help the Oaxaca State Attorney General’s Officein one case, which is common law, in which the victim was affected Mary “R”.

This announcement comes after the president of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obradorwill announce during his morning conference on January 24 at the FGR review the case after a judge in Oaxaca granted house arrest to Vera Carrizal without the pertinent measures, making possible a leak of the former legislator.

(Twitter/@_ElenaRios)
(Twitter/@_ElenaRios)

“This is an extreme assault on a woman, it is an attempted femicide, something very serious. So, I think that in these days the information will already be available. The person responsible has not yet been released from prison and a complaint is being made so that this conditional release is not granted, that he not be released and that he go to trial at home, because yes, indeed, it is a tremendous damage to society In general, it is a degradation of justice, a bad example,” López Obrador said.

After five days of hearing, the control judge Teodulo Pacheco Pacheco granted on January 21 house arrest to Juan Antonio Vera Carrizalso the alleged attacker could take his judicial process out of prison, an action that once again puts the life of the Oaxacan saxophonist at risk.

“With a make-up hearing and an agreement agreed today, my attacker has been released. This is # Mexico ”, he wrote at the time Maria Elena Rios in your account Twitterwhere he also denounced that the judge Teodulo Pacheco I was “approving all of my attacker’s falsified and non-methodological evidence, which is intended to make him appear ‘sick.’ Legality does not matter for corruption”.

Given the judge’s decision, which changed the precautionary measure from informal preventive detention to house arrest, different organizations, political actors, the media and even the local government, expressed their rejection of what was ruled by the Judiciary.

The vice coordinator of the bench of the PT on the Chamber of Deputies, Benjamin Robles MontoyaHe said that they will seek justice for the young woman and, if necessary, that the judge be dismissed as soon as possible.

Juan Antonio Vera Carrizal is the alleged mastermind of the assassination attempt on María Elena Ríos (special)
Juan Antonio Vera Carrizal is the alleged mastermind of the assassination attempt on María Elena Ríos (special)

The federal deputy reported in a statement that the resolution encourages impunity and leaves the victim defenseless and vulnerable, something that contradicts the Article 19 of the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States (CPEUM).

“We demand that the Criminal Chamber corresponding to the Judiciary of the state of Oaxacaimmediately and with a gender perspective, verify that there are no causes that validly justify that said defendant faces the process in house arrest.”

Benjamín Robles Montoya, vice coordinator of the PT bench in San Lázaro, will seek justice in the case of María Elena Ríos (Photo: Courtesy / Chamber of Deputies)
Benjamín Robles Montoya, vice coordinator of the PT bench in San Lázaro, will seek justice in the case of María Elena Ríos (Photo: Courtesy / Chamber of Deputies)

Meanwhile, the government of oaxaca reported on Wednesday that Juan Antonio Vera Carrizal He will remain in pretrial detention, so he will continue to be held in a state prison for attempted femicide.

In accordance with The financial, Geovany Vazquez Sagrerolegal adviser to Oaxacan government, confirmed that by determination of a local judge, the former PRI legislator will continue his process for attempted femicide in the Tanivet prison. He added that a judicial agreement was reached on Tuesday night, so the defendant will not leave jail to comply with house arrest.

The official clarified that the state authority has not incurred in contempt, but rather informed the state Judiciary that there are no personnel to protect in house arrest Juan Manuel Vera.

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