Cassez: “the first good news for five years,” says Nicolas Sarkozy

PARIS – French President Nicolas Sarkozy said Thursday morning that the release of Cassez, proposed by a judge of the Mexican Supreme Court, was “the first good news for five years.”

“It needs to hold up,” said Nicolas Sarkozy RMC-Info/BFM on TV. “I will not say any more not to influence the process of the Mexican justice system, but it’s really the first good news for five years.”

“I have confidence in the Mexican justice system. We are struggling to assert her rights,” assured the head of state. Sentenced to 60 years in prison in Mexico for complicity in kidnapping innocent which she said, Cassez “six years ago, fell in love with someone, it was not the right person. And since she lives hell in a prison. ”

The rapporteur of the Mexican Supreme Court held that the French, imprisoned since December 2005, should be released because authorities violated his rights, in its opinion issued Wednesday.

Arturo Zaldivar’s decision must be debated and voted upon by a panel of five judges, and no date has been set.

According to Mr. Zaldivar, the Mexican police violated her right to consular assistance, because she did not immediately report the French consular officials of his arrest. It also highlights the recovery of his arrest by the police, filmed by television when she should have been brought to justice.

“These violations are completely affected the trial process, with a devastating effect on other human rights, such as the right to presumption of innocence and the right to adequate defense,” Arturo Zaldivar.

The lawyer Cassez, Agustin Acosta, said most likely the Supreme Court would make its decision on March 21. “It is finally, finally, finally, a light that shines in a dark tunnel which is Cassez for six years”.

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