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By KELIN DILLON

On Monday, Oct. 4, Mexico’s Third District Judge of Amparo in Mexico City Criminal Matters ruled that Attorney General (FGR) Alejandro Gertz Manero may not continue to speak on the alleged guilt of former Secretary of Social Development Rosario Robles in her ongoing legal process, citing Gertz’s previously public discussion on the topic as interfering with her presumption of innocence until proven guilty.

The request for the amparo (habeas corpus) was previously submitted after Gertz spoke on the subject on Aug. 12, 2020, at a conference organized by the Colegio de México, comparing the Robles case with that of former Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) CEO Emilio Lozoya. 

“The prosecutor must take the necessary measures so that he subsequently refrains from making statements or judgments regarding Robles’ guilt, or about the facts of the investigations that are ongoing against her,” ruled the judge.

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