Mexico: guerilla convicts’ sentences reduced

Jacobo Silva Nogales (Comandante Antonio) and Gloria Arenas Agís (Coronela Aurora), convicted as leaders of the Revolutionary Army of the Insurgent People (ERPI), had their sentences reduced from 46 years and three months to 14 years and two months. Andrés Nájera Hernández, director of the Eureka Committee, which advocates for Mexico’s political prisoners, called the decision a great advance in the struggle for a “general amnesty for all political prisoners in the country.” Nogales and Arenas were arrested in October 1999. (La Jornada, March 5)

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