2008: Mexico: Jesús Lemus Barajas

Lic. Felipe De Jesús Calderón Hinojosa
Presidente de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos
Residencia Oficial de los Pinos Casa Miguel Alemán
Col. San Miguel Chapultepec, C.P. 11850, DISTRITO FEDERAL

Oslo, 08 August, 2008

Dear Mr President

I, as a member of Writers in Prison Committe of Norwegian PEN, am expressing concern at the two-month imprisonment of El Tiempo director Jesús Lemus Barajas on drugs trafficking charges, and at reports that Lemus Barajas was held incommunicado and ill treated during the first 48 hours of his detention;

I am calling on the authorities either to provide evidence to back up the charges against Lemus Barajas, or alternatively to release him immediately and unconditionally

Confident that You, Your Excellency, will take action accordingly, I remain.

Yours sincerely

Unni Malmø
member of Writers in Prison Committee, Norwegian PEN

Copies to:
Attorney General
Lic. Eduardo Medina-Mora Icaza
Procurador General de la República
Av. Paseo de Reforma No. 211-213, Piso 16
Col. Cuauhtémoc, Defegacion Cuauhtémoc
México D.F. C.P. 06500

The Embassy of Mexico
Strandvejen 64E, Hellerup, DK 2900, København

Ministry of Norwegian Foreign Affairs, Oslo, Norway

The Norwegian Embassy in Mexico
The ambassador Knut Solem
Avenida Virreyes 1460
Col. Lomas Virreyes
11000 Mexico D.F.