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Judge denies stopping the arrest warrant against Javier Duarte

A federal judge denied stopping the arrest warrant issued against the former governor of Veracruz, Javier Duarte de Ochoa, for the crime of forced disappearance of former police officer David Lara Cruz.

The Sixth District Judge of Amparo in Criminal Matters denied the definitive suspension requested by Duarte in the guarantees trial with which he sought to confirm whether there was a new arrest warrant against him.

In file 212/2020, the Court of Criminal Procedure and Process in the state of Veracruz, residing in Xalapa, informed the amparo judge that there is an arrest warrant against the former state president for forced disappearance issued in criminal case number 103 / 2018.

This crime is considered serious.