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You Can Help Free Nestora Salgado! International Human Rights Day Protest

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Free Nestora Salgado, indigenous leader & political prisoner!

Protest at the Mexican Consulate
2132 3rd Ave in Downtown Seattle
(Corner of 3rd & Lenora St)

International Human Rights Day
Tuesday, Dec. 10, 11am-1pm

Who is Nestora Salgado?

Nestora Salgado is an indigenous leader, a naturalized U.S. citizen and political prisoner in Mexico. She was seized without an arrest warrant by Mexican federal soldiers last August and as a result of her leadership role in community policing against organized crime, which has swept through the indigenous communities of the state of Guerrero over the last several years.

Nestora was held incommunicado and transferred to a maximum security prison far from her home community of Olinalá. For weeks, she was denied access to her attorney and visits from her family. She is being denied pain medication and physical activity she requires due to her rehabilitation from a severe auto accident.

Currently she is being threatened with solitary confinement.

Why is Nestora in jail?

Over the last four years, Salgado, a grandmother, made numerous trips from her residence in Renton, Washington to deliver clothing and supplies to the desperately poor residents of her hometown.

In the process, she became the leader of an indigenous police force which defended her community from criminals and unscrupulous public officials. Under the Mexican Constitution and Guerrero state law, indigenous groups have the right to form such organizations. As the leader of the Olinalá community police, she angered local officials who falsely charged her with kidnapping and sent her to a maximum security federal prison 2,000 miles from home. There she has been denied much needed medical attention and time with her lawyer and family.

Since her arrest, the Mexican government has maintained over 1,000 federal troops and state police in Olinalá to prevent residents from exercising their right to protest Salgado's detention, while the crime and corruption that the indigenous police force had been stamping out is creeping back into Olinalá.
• Allow Salgado access to medical care and visits by her family and attorney while her case is reviewed!
• End the military occupation of Salgado's hometown of Olinalá and the state of Guerrero!
• Respect indigenous rights!

Sponsored by:

Libertad para Nestora/Freedom for Nestora – Seattle Committee

Endorsers of the Libertad para Nestora/Freedom for Nestora Campaign: (list in formation)

Organizations: Freedom Socialist Party, U.S. & Australia • Frente Resistencia, Los Angeles • La Voz Latina, WBAI-99.5 FM, New York City • Núcleo por un Partido Revolucionario Internacionalista, República Dominicana • Partido Socialista-Frente Amplio, US • Partido Obrero Socialista, México • Puerto Rican Alliance, Los Angeles • Radical Women, U.S. • Socialist Core, New York City • Trabajadoras por la Paz, New York City • United Front for Justice and Democracy, Los Angeles

Individuals: William T. Hathaway, adjunct professor of American Studies, University of Oldenburg, Germany • Roger Yockey, author & Seattle activist

To help organize the Dec. 10 protest, to endorse the campaign, or to line up a media interview with Salgado's family, please contact Su Docekal at 206-722-2453 (office), 206-953-5601 (cell) or FSPseattle@mindspring.com.

***SPANISH***

Protesta en el Consulado de Mexico
2132 3rd Ave en Downtown Seattle
(esquina en la 3rd y Leonora St.)

Dia Internacional de Los Derechos Humanos

Martes, Diciembre 10, 11am-1pm

Quien es Nestora Salgado?

Nestora Salgado es una lider indigena, ciudadana de los Estados Unidos y prisionera politica en Mexico. Fue arrestada por soldados federales de Mexico sin documento de autoridad el Agosto pasado por resultado de su puesto en la policia comunitaria en contra del crimen organizado, que ha avanzado en la comunidad indigena del estado de Guerrero sobre los últimos anos.

Nestora ha sido transferida a una prisión con máxima seguridad muy legos de su comunidad de Olinala.

Por semanas fue negado su derecho de hablar con su abogado y de visitas de parte de sus familiares. Ha sido negada de medicación y actividad physica que ella requiere para su rehabilitación causo de un accidente en coche.

Porque esta Nestora encarcelada?

Sobre los últimos cuatro anos, Salgado, siendo abuela, ha hecho varios viajes desde su hogar en Renton Washington hasta su pueblo de Olinala para enviar ropa y suplementos para la gente desesperadamente pobre.

Durante esto proceso, ella se convirtió líder de una fuerza policiaca que defendía a su comunidad sobre criminales y el desaprensivo conducto de los oficiales públicos.

De bajo de la ley constitucional de Mexico y el estado de Guerrero, grupos indígenas tienen el derecho de formar tal organizaciones.

Como líder de la policía comunitaria de Olinala, ha hecho enojar a oficiales local quien la acusan falsamente con cargos de secuestro. Envinadola a una prisión federal con máxima seguridad 2,000 millas de su hogar.

Desde su arresto, el gobierno Mexicano ha mantenido mas de 1,000 tropas federales y policía en Olinala para prevenir a los residentes de practicar su derecho de protestar la detención de Salgado, mientras tanto el crimen y la corrupción que la policia indignen estaba previniendo, esta de regreso.

• Dejar que Salgado tenga acceso para cuidado medico y visitas de su familia y abogado minetras su caso este siendo revisado.
• Acabar con la ocupación militar en el pueblo de Olinala y estado de Guerrero!
• Respeto para los derechos indígena!

Organizaciones: Freedom Socialist Party, U.S. & Australia • Frente Resistencia, Los Angeles • La Voz Latina, WBAI-99.5 FM, New York City • Núcleo por un Partido Revolucionario
Internacionalista, República Dominicana • Partido Socialista-Frente Amplio, US • Partido Obrero Socialista, México • Puerto Rican Alliance, Los Angeles • Radical Women, U.S. • Socialist Core, New York City • Trabajadoras por la Paz, New York City • United Front for Justice and Democracy, Los Angeles

Individuales: William T. Hathaway, profesor de los estudios Americanos, Universidad de Oldenburg, Germany • Roger Yockey, autor y activista en Seattle

Para ayudar a organizar la protesta de Dec. 10, para soportar la campana, o para entrevistar a la familia de Salgado, favor de contactar a Su Docekal al numero
206.722.2453 (oficina), 206.953.5601 (celular) O mande su mensaje a FSPseattle@mindspring.com

Map Consulado de México en Seattle, 2132 3rd Ave, Seattle, United States
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