Federal judge denies Javier Duarte amparo against arrest warrant

The Second District Court of Amparo in Criminal Matters of Mexico City had granted a provisional suspension to Duarte de Ochoa, a prisoner in the North Reclusorio of the country’s capital. (ARCHIVE)

A federal judge denied the definitive suspension of the former governor of Veracruz, Javier Duarte de Ochoa, in the protection he requested in December for the arrest warrant issued against him for the crime of forced disappearance.

The Second District Court of Amparo in Criminal Matters of Mexico City had granted a provisional suspension to Duarte de Ochoa, a prisoner in the North Reclusorio of the country’s capital.

However, this week he resolved: “unique. The definitive suspension of Javier Duarte de Ochoa is denied, in terms of the second and third considerations of this ruling. Be notified”.

On December 15 of last year, the former PRI president resorted to the protection of justice against the arrest warrant related to the disappearance of 19 people, whose bodies were found in a ravine in the Veracruz municipality of Emiliano Zapata, in January 2016.

After the arrest warrant against Duarte de Ochoa was executed on the 3rd of that month, for his alleged responsibility in the crime of forced disappearance.

In the amparo lawsuit, the politician pointed out as responsible authorities judges from the Control of the Accusatory Criminal Procedure System, from the Judicial Management Unit 12 and from the Superior Court of Justice of Mexico City (TSJCDMX).

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