Mexico: Further Information on Prisoners of conscience and Fear for safety
Manuel Cruz, Orlando Manzanarez, Natalio Ortega and Romualdo Santiago were released unconditionally on 19 March 2009. A federal tribunal dropped all charges against the four OPIM members on 17 March. Raúl Hernández remains in detention at Ayutla prison, Guerrero state. Raúl Hernández is a prisoner of conscience and is likely to face an unfair trial.