Many Innocent Among the Thousands of Indigenous People Incarcerated in Mexico
Prensa Latina
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March 4, 2016

Indigenous women attend a Mass celebrated by Pope Francis in San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico. | (Reuters)

At least 9,000 indigenous people are in prison in Mexico, and most of them have not started a penal process yet, sometimes because of the lack of an interpreter or a lawyer.

The information was given by Nuvia Mayorga, head of the National Commission for the Development of the Indigenous Peoples of Mexico (CDI).

Oaxaca, Veracruz, Puebla and Guerrero are the states where more indigenous peoples are in prison, said Mayorga, after the signing of an agreement in which the federal government is committed to respect and promote the human rights of the 15 million Mexican indigenous.

She assured that in the last three years, 4,000 indigenous people who had easy cases and never had a lawyer or a translator, were released.

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