Chiapas: Detainees in CERESO #14 “El Amate” end hunger strike


As of Saturday April 5, the eight detainees continued to maintain their hunger strike in CERESO #14, known as “El Amate” in Cintalapa issued a communiqué stating that they were terminating the strike. The group of seven men and one woman made the decision in response to a letter written by the Emeritus Bishop of San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Samuel Ruiz García. Other sources also indicate that the detainees in CERESO #5 in San Cristóbal de Las Casas have taken the same option. A further consequence of the letter has been the removal of the sit-in maintained at the State Government buildings in Tuxtla Gutiérrez since March 24 by family members of the detainees.

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