Mexico Court orders release of migrant caravan activists


A court in Mexico has dismissed all charges against two prominent migration activists with the group Pueblo Sin Fronteras (People Without Borders) who had been jailed last week over allegations bordering on human trafficking.

The court ruled out all the charges against Cristobal Sanchez and Irineo Mujica for lack of evidence.

Both caravan organizers were detained last Wednesday after Mexico negotiated a deal with US to clamp down on people-smuggling networks and also deploy security forces to counter illegal immigration from Central America through its territory to the United States.

The development came after US President Donald Trump threatened to impose five-percent import tariffs on all Mexican goods if Mexico City did not tighten its borders.

Pueblo Sin Fronteras organized buses to move people in caravans last year. US border authorities have accused the group of “coaching” migrants to ask for asylum, but its members say that they are only teaching migrants about their rights.


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