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Mexico: Further Information on Fear for safety/Death threats/Legal concern

, Index number: AMR 41/012/2008

Oaxacan political activist David Venegas was freed on 5 March, after 11 months in prison. He had won several federal injunctions against his detention, but the authorities had delayed his release. He was released on bail but is still facing charges of "possession of narcotics" (posesión de estupefacientes) and "serious assault and resisting arrest" (ataques peligrosos y resistencia de particulares).

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