Mexico City. A district court admitted the request for protection presented by Rosario Robles Berlanga’s team of legal advisers, which had not happened in the three previous attempts to initiate this procedure.
The defense of the former Secretary of State during Enrique Peña Nieto’s administration confirmed in an interview that the head of the Fourth District Court in Amparo in Mexico City, María Dolores Núñez Solorio, admitted the petition, which “is an important step because it means that it found elements to proceed with the analysis ”of the subject.
The sources consulted explained that now the judge must decide whether to admit the amparo directly to modify the preventive detention that was declared to Robles last year, or if she asks the control judge to reconstitute the hearing for the review of the caution.
They also recalled that this request took three months to be approved, due to the suspension of activities in the courts due to the health emergency due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but also because the judge considered that it was not an “urgent” issue.
However, after the resumption of jurisdictional work, the defense again filed the application for protection and this time it was admitted.
Robles’ defense indicated that the definitive answer on the granting of his client’s protection should be given within a period of approximately two months.
In the same way, he stressed that the former official was linked to the process after Judge Felipe de Jesús Delgadillo Padierna decided to impose the precautionary measure of preventive detention without the Public Ministry asking her, on the grounds that there was an alleged risk of escape by the accused.
After recalling that Robles Berlanga is accused of omission in public practice, which is an offense that is not included in the catalog of crimes that merit informal preventive detention, the sources stressed that the former secretary “is imprisoned not for what she did, but because of who she is: a political enemy ”of the current government.
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