Chiapas: Denunciations by ejidatarios of San Sebastián Bachajón

On 29 September, ejidatarios from San Sebastián Bachajón, adherents to the Other campaign, released two press-releases denouncing the situation of insecurity lived in the zone.  One of the communiqués denounces that due to interventions on the part of various governmental functionaries “OUR EJIDO IS EVER-MORE DISINTEGRATED AND THE PRESENCE OF THE PREVENTIVE POLICE IN THE COMMUNITIES IS INCREASINGLY MORE VIOLENT SUPPOSEDLY TO COMBAT THE HIGH INCIDENCE OF HIGHWAY ASSAULTS IN THE XANIL PATH AND THE AGUA AZUL CROSSWAY.  THANKS TO THEIR PRESENCE THESE ASSAULTS HAVE INCREASED […] WE ENERGETICALLY CONDEMN ALL THOSE AGITATORS OF SOCIETY GIVEN THAT IN CASE THAT SOMETHING SHOULD HAPPEN TO THE PHYSICAL INTEGRITY OF ANY MEMBER OF THE ORGANIZATION THOSE FOUND TO BE PRINCIPALLY RESPONSIBLE WILL BE THE AFOREMENTIONED BECAUSE EVERY DAY THEY HAVE BEEN THREATENING THE ORGANIZATION WITH ARREST OF THOSE WHO DIRECT IT WHEN IT IS THE ORGANIZATION THAT IS DOING ITS WORK TO DETAIN THE CRIMINALS.”

In another press-release from the same day, they denounced the arbitrary detention of a comrade on 26 September: “DUE TO THE BEHAVIOR OF THE PREVENTIVE POLICE WE ENERGETICALLY DENOUNCE THAT WHICH HAPPENED ON 26 SEPTEMBER, WHEN C. MIGUEL VAZQUEZ DEARA WAS DETAINED AS HE WAS WORKING AS SUPERVISOR AT THE SITE OF THE VOLCAN SOCIETY OF TRANSPORT IN THE CITY OF PALENQUE UNDER NO ARREST-ORDER.”  The communiqué continues to denounce the mistreatment of the detained: “THEY TOLD HIM THAT HE IS OBLIGED TO TELL WHO IT IS WHO DIRECTS THE ORGANIZATION AND AFTERWARD WHEN THERE IS NO EVIDENCE TO ARREST HIM, THEY TAKE HIM TO THE HIGHWAY, ATTACK HIM, PLANT A WEAPON ON HIM SAYING HE IS AN ASSAULTER WHEN THE DRIVERS ON THAT HIGHWAY SAW HOW IT WAS THAT THEY DETAINED HIM IN THE CITY OF PALENQUE ON NO BASIS WHATSOEVER.”

For more information (in Spanish):

Denuncias de ejidatarios de San Sebastián Bachajón (29 September)

For more information from SIPAZ (in English):

Chiapas: The four prisoners from San Sebastián Bachajón are released (18 August 2011)

Chiapas: Facing police repression, adherents to the Other Campaign from San Sebastián Bachajón abandon control-post they had taken the previous day (24 April 2011)

Chiapas: Press conference by ejidatari@s from San Sebastián Bachajón (20 March  2011)

Chiapas: Special report by Frayba: Government creates and administers conflicts (8 March 2011)

Chiapas: The Peace Network visits prisoners from San Sebastián Bachajón (8 March 2011)

Chiapas: detentions vis-a-vis blockade of road Tonala-Pijijiapan during action of the Other Campaign (26 February 2011)

Chiapas: Caravan of women to San Sebastian Bachajón (25 February 2011)

Chiapas: Agua Azul, new happenings and denunciations (17 February 2011)

Chiapas: update in the Agua Azul case (14 February 2011)

Chiapas: roadblocks and detention of militants in Mitzitón (10 February 2011)

Chiapas: confrontation over control point at Agua Azul leaves one dead and several injured (7 February 2011)

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