Nestora Salgado http://www.kplu.org en Rep. Smith Pushes For Release of Renton Woman Being Held In Mexican Prison http://www.kplu.org/post/rep-smith-pushes-release-renton-woman-being-held-mexican-prison <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/154801765&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Rep. Adam Smith, D-Bellevue, says the United States should be doing more to free a Renton woman being held in a Mexican prison. Nestora Salgado was arrested last August in the state of Guerrero, Mexico after helping to organize a local militia of indigenous people — something allowed under Mexican law.</p><p>Appearing alongside&nbsp;Salgado’s daughter and husband at a news conference in Seattle, Smith said he’s done what he can to make Secretary of State John Kerry and the Obama administration aware of Nestora Salgado’s situation in Mexico.</p><p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 18:51:08 +0000 Paula Wissel 17199 at http://www.kplu.org Rep. Smith Pushes For Release of Renton Woman Being Held In Mexican Prison Supporters Rally for Renton Woman Held in Mexican Prison http://www.kplu.org/post/supporters-rally-renton-woman-held-mexican-prison <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Human rights advocates rallied in front of the Mexican consulate in Seattle on Tuesday on behalf of a Renton woman being held in a Mexican prison.</span></p><p>Nestora Salgado, who was the commander of a community police force, was arrested in the Mexican state of Guerrero in August and charged with kidnapping. Her family in the Seattle area say the charges are trumped up in retaliation for her efforts to combat corruption in Mexico.</p><p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 13:01:00 +0000 Paula Wissel 11578 at http://www.kplu.org Supporters Rally for Renton Woman Held in Mexican Prison Family Calls for Release of Wash. Woman Held in Mexico http://www.kplu.org/post/family-calls-release-wash-woman-held-mexico <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="font-size: 15px;">The family of a Washington state woman who leads a vigilante police force in Mexico is pushing for her to be released after three months in custody on kidnapping allegations.</span></p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;"><p>Supporters of Nestora Salgado say the charges are trumped up. The International Human Rights Clinic at Seattle University School of Law on Monday petitioned the United Nations for her release.</p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 19:17:32 +0000 Gene Johnson 11305 at http://www.kplu.org