Through his official Twitter account, the coordinator of the bench of the National Action Party (PAN) in the Senate of the Republic, Julen Rementería del Puerto, ruled on the arrest of Jose Manuel del Rio by the Veracruz State Attorney General’s Office (FGE).
The foregoing due to his alleged participation in the murder of René Tovar, who was the standard bearer of the party Citizen Movement (MC) to be mayor of the municipality of Cazones de Herrera and only two days before the electoral contest he received eight bullet wounds.
However, the arrest of Del Río Virgen has generated controversy within the political sphere, as various actors have spoken out against the Morenoist governor Cuitláhuac García and they have indicated it to orchestrate a persecution against diverse political actors of the opposition.
In this context, the PAN Julen Rementería expressed his impressions about the arrest of Jose Manuel del Rio, who served as technical undersecretary of the Political Coordination Board (Jucopo) until before his arrest. “As a member of Jucopo in the Senate, I join the claim and the position of the senator Ricardo Monreal Avila. I absolutely condemn the authoritarianism and the factious and political use of justice made by Governor Cuitláhuac García in Veracruz, ”wrote the blue and white on social networks.
The statements of Rementería del Puerto emerged after the morenista and former governor of the state of Zacatecas shared a video condemning the detention of the MC militant, in which he expressed that the state authorities did not act in accordance with the principles of legality. “This is an arrest far removed from the principle of legality. Machined, invented, artificially constructed, which will be demonstrated in due course and the abuse of power will be demonstrated, ”said Ricardo Monreal.
Monreal also regretted the “Climate of terror” which he assures is currently living in Veracruz “in which political persecution, the plotting of crimes and unfounded accusations are very frequent” and he warned that the judicial authorities of said entity lack autonomy and independence.
He also said he was sure of the good reputation of the politician and pointed out that it is necessary to demand this type of “abuse” from the state government, since he is certain that he will overcome “this illegal act against him.” In the same sense it was manifested Dante Delgado, national president of MC, at a press conference held moments after Del Río’s arrest.
“From Movimiento Ciudadano we energetically raise our voices to demand the immediate release of José Manuel del Río Virgen, political prisoner of the morenista Cuitláhuac García. Faced with the abuse of authority, the governor of Veracruz will have me face to face, “he said. In addition, Jorge Álvarez Máynez, spoke in the same tone, accused an injustice against Del Río and attacked the Veracruz government.
After his arrest on December 22, At around 8:30 p.m. the first hearing of the Jucopo technical undersecretary was held, as reported by the newspaper Milenio. In this context, the national media reported that Francisco Reyes Contreras, the control judge, issued one year of informal preventive detention against Del Río.
The first hearing was interrupted to continue next Monday, December 27; One day later, the public official will face his hearing of connection to the process and, once the decision was made, the Veracruz politician was transferred to the prison of Pacho Viejo.