The governor of one of the Mexican states accused of ordering the torture of a journalist has appeared in court. The investigative journalist accused him of pedophilia and other criminal activities.
Mario Martin was Governor of the State of Puebla from 2005-2011. During the trial, he requested house arrest on the grounds that he feared that Kovid-19 might be postponed due to his poor health. The judge will rule on the request next week. The 66-year-old former governor is now in jail.
Investigative journalist Lydia Cacho accused Martin and several Mexican businessmen of using child pornography in his 2005 book The Demons of Eden.
Kacho was arrested the same year on defamation charges but was soon released. According to the governor himself, he was tortured and put under psychological pressure during his arrest and later.