Saturday, April 09, 2005
AMLO to be jailed in Matamoros?
According to articles in two Mexican newspapers today, AMLO's legal team fears that AMLO might be transferred to a federal prison in Matamoros (on the Texas border) once he is arrested. On the one hand, this has been done before to isolate a prisoner who also happened to be a politician. It would also potentially neutralize AMLO from his staff and the public. It would theoretically be justified to protect AMLO's physical safety.
On the other hand, it would heighten claims that Lopez Obrador is the victim of a political witch hunt. And one also can't help wonder that it's AMLO's legal team that are circulating these rumors. By implying that the attorney general's office will have him transferred to Matamoros and speculating on the reasons for such a transfer, AMLO's defense may help deter the PGR from pursuing that strategy.
posted by Michelle @ 5:28 PM,