Solalinde Father Arrested, charged with transporting guns

Solalinde Father Arrested, charged with transporting guns

Oaxaca : Mexico | Aug 01, 2011 at 9:09 AM PDT
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Alejandro Solalinde The priest and two of his bodyguards were arrested by members of the Municipal Police, saying that his truck had guns, prompting two complaints from Amnesty International and the Coordinator of the Pastoral of the Bishops Humada Mobility with the Mexican Human Rights Commission of the State of Puebla (HRC).

The director of the shelter migrant brothers in the Way, Ixtepec, Oaxaca, arrived at the church of Our Lady of the Assumption, located in this city at the head of the caravan "Step by Step for Peace", which involved five hundred migrants.

At almost 18:00, when supporters of Solalinde rested after eating, elements of the local corporation headed by Major Reed Oscar came to religious buildings, as an anonymous caller allegedly said the presence of armed people.

The escorts Solalinde showed a trade partnership issued by the state government of Oaxaca, which he warned the need for the couple were armed, but the officer said he had no information about the Caravan Step by Step for Peace.

Even a ministerial police officer supported the saying. "The situation is very complicated," he said.

Within minutes, the temple was surrounded by 40 elements of the state and municipal police. Some wore balaclavas and guns showing, which started to worry the migrants who left their father to protect the rest.

After 20 minutes of discussion. Solalinde and the guards were sent to the offices of the Ministry of Public Security and Transit Municipal (Ssptm), where half an hour later regained their freedom.

In an interview, the priest explained that the capital's head of the agency, Amadeo Lara Terron, apologized and said he "misplaced" the task of collaborative government-issued Oaxaca.

He said he was "physically and morally wrong" because police know if this attitude was intended to intimidate, however, generated a negative feeling in his person and among migrants who participate in this event.

Similarly, he considered it impossible for the corporation was not aware of the Caravan Step by Step for Peace, especially since the trucks arrived on Saturday night, escorted by six units of the Federal Police.

In this sense, criticized the operation of the police, as well as the arrogant attitude of the leaders of these groups, especially when "dangerous" that prevails in the country, which raises questions that are truly public servants, and contrast, encourage speculation about kidnappers and criminals against the motion.

Promote complaints to HRC

Therefore, Amnesty International and the Coordination of Human Mobility Pastoral promoted Mexican Bishops' complaints to the HRC, which reported that since last Saturday, a visitor to the institution moved to the city of Orizaba, Veracruz, in order to accompany the contingent.

Similarly, staff went to the parish of "Our Lady of the Assumption", where a Mass to take place and conviviality for the Caravan members "Step by Step to Peace", where will leave this Monday Federal District.

In this sense, the Ssptm issued a statement explaining that during a round of monitoring elements of the city of Puebla, assigned to Sector 4, a citizen alerted that the colony observed a vehicle Achilles Serdán within which firearms were visible.

The uniformed attended the report, found the unity of two people identified as responsible and referred to Public Safety were elements of the state of Oaxaca.

"For both security protocol were transferred to facilities SSPTM, which exhibited the documents establishing that, verifying the same by this corporation."

In this bulletin, the agency says Alejandro Solalinde also went voluntarily to ascertain the situation of those involved, finding the facts and the actions of local elements.

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Solalinde Father Arrested, charged with transporting guns
Solalinde Father Arrested, charged with transporting guns.
Abdel Fattah Hussein is based in Cairo, Kairo, Egypt, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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