It will become effective on Thursday, when the Federal Criminal Code reforms regarding pardon, approved today by Congress, come into force.
La Jornada / Rosa Elvira Vargas
Published: 29/10/2013, 20:31
Mexico, DF. President Enrique Peña Nieto will pardon Alberto Patishtán Gómez on Thursday, once the Federal Criminal Code reforms enter into force, after they are published tomorrow in the Official Journal of the Federation.
He was sentenced to 60 years in prison for killing seven policemen in an act which it has been demonstrated many times that he did not commit, because he was not even at the scene of the crime.
President Peña published two messages on his twitter account tonight. The first one reads: ''the Day After Tomorrow the reforms of the Federal Criminal Code on the matter of pardon, approved today by Congress, will be published at @ DOF SEGOB.''
And in the next, the president reports: “this Thursday, the Reform will enter into force and I will pardon Alberto Patishtán Gómez.”
It should be noted that the president announced the pardon after a prolonged three hour meeting with the ministers of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation, who last March refused to review his request for recognition of innocence.
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