Former Mexican Social Development Secretary Rosario Robles. Photo: Google


Former Mexican Social Development Secretary Rosario Robles on Monday, Oct. 25, said that she has been held in jail without bail or trial for more than two years because she is a political prisoner.

Robles, who is alleged to have been one of the organizers of Mexico’s so-called Master Fraud, went on to say that she was being persecuted by the administration of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), even though the president has said he is not personally involved in her case.

“This is revenge, plain and simple,” Robles said, speaking from prison.

“The president has said — and I take him at his word — that it is not coming from his side. But then I ask, who is it coming from? Because this is not an act of law enforcement. It is just revenge.”

Throughout his term, AMLO has famously and repeatedly used the Mexican justice system to intimidate and punish enemies and opponents.

Robles said that despite manipulation and the use of threatening tactics to try to force her into signing documents or turning on other people accused in the case, she has stuck to her principles and refused to give in to pressure.

“What they want is to see me defeated, on my hands and knees,” she said.

“They want me to sign anything to implicate others. I’m not going to do that.”

Robles concluded by saying that while her two years in prison have stripped her of practically everything else, she still has her dignity.

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