Court cancels warrant for the arrest of Napoleón Gómez Urrutia
The court ruling recognizes the truth, that the union leader never committed a crime, says Mexican miners' union.
MEXICO: On April 24, the federal tribunal cancelled the only remaining warrant for the arrest of the leader of the Mexican Miners' Union (SNTMMSRM), Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, regarding $55 million of union funds.
On Tuesday April 24, the First Unitary Criminal Court of Mexico City notified the union that the federal justice system had cancelled the preventive measure.
Napoleón Gómez Urrutia's lawyer, Marco Del Toro, said: "All the arrest warrants issued as part of this unprecedented campaign of political persecution have fallen one by one. We are very happy with today's ruling. It is a lesson to those in Mexico who think they can still conduct this kind of immoral persecution, which is alien to our legal system."
"Once again, it has been shown that the political persecution against the miners' union and its leader is completely and absolutely illegal. Once again, the truth has been established. Napoleón Gómez Urrutia has never committed any kind of crime," said the union, in a press release.
Gómez Urrutia has been in exile in Canada for six years, during which time he has worked constantly to establish his innocence and provide leadership for the miners' union.Apr 27, 2012 – Valeska Solis