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Zaldívar ‘closes the door’ to Rosario Robles: refuses to review her case

The imprisonment of Rosario Roblesa former federal official, will not be included in the package of cases of other prisoners from Santa Martha Acatitla that will be reviewed, Arturo Zaldívar, minister president of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN), said on Tuesday.

“That case, in principle, there doesn’t seem to be a topic that needs to be reviewed at the level of the Council of the Judiciary because it is being judged effectively by judges and magistrates”, he declared.

After having held a meeting with 220 prisoners from the Santa Martha prison, the minister explained that the case is up to the judges who are hearing the case, to resolve it based on the available elements.

In this sense, Zaldívar affirmed that “there is no notice of any issue for which an exception has to be made on the attribution of judges and magistrates”.

“What I can’t because I have no powersis to determine if in the specific case the elements that the judges and magistrates took to determine a justified preventive detention are they correct or not”.

However, he did not rule out the possibility that the accusations against Robles could be analyzed in the future.

According to the minister, “if in the review we do of the issues it appears that there is something that has to be reviewed, then first I have to respect the independence and autonomy of the judges who have been looking at this issue.”


In April, the Ninth Collegiate Court in Criminal Matters in Mexico City confirmed that the prosecutor Alejandro Gertz Manero violated Rosario Robles’ presumption of innocence by making comments that could have affected her judgment.

During the Seminar on Violence and Peace, organized by the Colegio de México, Gertz Manero stated that Rosario Robles was still in prison because she He had refused to cooperate with justice.

Zaldívar went to the Santa Martha Acatitla Prison to meet with 220 inmates after a group sent him a letter asking him to come talk about his legal situation in early March.

Rosario Robles, former Secretary of Social Development, was present at this meeting, accused of allegedly having been part of the ‘Master Scam’ with which public resources for 5 billion pesos were diverted through public universities and 128 ghost companies.

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