Veracruz Prosecutor’s Office confirms the arrest of José Manuel del Río Virgen, technical secretary of the Senate Court

In Veracruz he was arrested José Manuel del Río Virgen, technical secretary of the Political Coordination Board of the Senate of the Republic, accused of the homicide of the then candidate of the Citizen Movement (MC) in Veracruz, René Tovar, occurred on June 4.

Jose Manuel del Rio He is a politician from the Movimiento Ciudadano party, who has served as municipal president of Tecolutla and as a federal deputy. He currently resides in Papantla de Olarte, Veracruz.

The Veracruz State Attorney General’s Office reported that elements of the ministerial police completed the arrest warrant against the former federal deputy for his alleged participation in the commission of the crime of qualified intentional homicide.

Before the arrest of José Manuel del Río Virgen, the president of the Senate Political Coordination Board, Ricardo Monreal, assured that it is an action “far from the principle of legality.”

“Unfortunately this is part of a tragic moment in the political life of that state in which political persecution, the plotting of crimes and unfounded accusations are very frequent,” said the morenista in a video posted on his Twitter account.

The senator defended from José Manuel del Río Virgen and he warned that action will be taken to demand the end of what he called “a persecution” in Veracruz. “We are aware of the prestige and good reputation that José Manuel del Río Virgen has enjoyed throughout his life and we are certain that he will overcome this illegal act against him, in that entity, even though he has had to go through this unpleasant situation, as many have experienced in recent years, “said Monreal.

Last June 4, René Tovar, a candidate for mayor of Cazones de Herrera, Veracruz by Movimiento Ciudadano, was attacked at his home by armed individuals.

Still alive, Tovar was taken by members of his campaign team to a hospital in Poza Rica, where he died minutes later.


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