“Don’t Back Down, Give It Your Best”: Mireles Says In Regards To His Struggle for Freedom


Translated by Valor for Borderland Beat

Morelia, Michoacán – Dr. José Manuel Mireles Valverde, who was the spokesman for the nonactive Autodefensa Council of Michoacán and the leader of the autodefensas in Tepalcatepec, sent out an audio that was shared by his family in which he states: “Don’t back down, give it your best,” this, in regards to their struggle for Mireles to be liberated.
The material lasts for 1:29 seconds, in it, you can hear Mireles say verbatim:
“I am José Manuel Mireles Valverde, from the CEFERESO of Tepic, Nayarit, reiterating my faith and my confidence to the team that is preparing for my release, the best way possible.”
“Mainly to the Citizens’ Movement, Dante Delgado, Manuel Antúnez, Daniel Moncada, and to my lawyer, Ignacio Mendoza Jiménez.  We know how difficult it is for them to help me get out of my situation and we know that they are really giving it their best.”
“Therefore, from this channel, I reiterate my gratitude and I invite everyone to give it their best, to not back down, I am holding up and I know that they are giving it their best, this is my greeting and a strong brotherly embrace to everyone.”

Source: Cambio De Michoacán

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