Dec 17, 2014
Judge orders release of two women involved in the case Tlatlaya
CNN México (Translation Americas Program):
A judge ordered Monday the immediate release of two women who were arrested last June 30 in Tlatlaya, State of Mexico, during a supposed operation of the federal authorities which killed 22 people, stated a bulletin from the Council of the Federal Judiciary (CJF).
The women, held at the Federal Women's Social Rehabilitation Center in Tepic, Nayarit, were charged with collection of firearms and possession of firearm cartridges for the exclusive use of the Army, Navy and Air Force.
The Fourth District Court of Federal Criminal Proceedings in the State of Mexico said that the decision to release the prisoners was based on the final hearing, where the Deputy Public Prosecutor's Office presented conclusions that cleared both women, and were ratified by investigations.
Both women are civilians who were present at the events in June in San Pedro Limón community, municipality of Tlatlaya, State of Mexico, which killed 22 people who were inside a warehouse, said the statement from the CJF .
On Oct. 21, the CNDH issued its recommendation 51/2014, which established that 15 of the 22 people killed in Tlatlaya were killed by federal forces after having surrendered.
Seven military received formal prison last November 7, since three of the members of the armed forces fired on the group of suspected criminals.
Fernando Quintero Millán, Roberto Acevedo and Leobardo López Hernández Leónides are the three soldiers who received the charge of "homicide" in the Tlatlaya case.
Quintero Millán, Acevedo Hernández López and Leónides are also accused of abuse of authority, illegal alteration of the crime scene, and improper exercise of public service, according to the CJF.
The seven accused military are held in the military prison Military Camp 1-A, in Mexico City.
Translation: Americas Program