Chiapas: Denunciation of Attempted Kidnapping in Mitzitón

The Tzotzil community of Mitzitón (San Cristóbal de las Casas municipality), adherent to the Other Campagin of the EZLN, denounced the events that took place on February 20. Several masked and armed individuals in civilian clothing, presumed to be agents from the Federal Investigation Agency (AFI, Agencia Federal de Investigación), attempted to illegally apprehend Manuel Díaz Heredia, an indigenous man, on the outskirts of the community. They stated: We know very well that we are suffering all of this repression because we are defending out territory, but we will not let them to destroy it by allowing their San Cristóbal-Palenque highway to pass through here because this is the only land we have.

For More Information (Spanish):

Denuncia pública de los ejidatarios de Mitzitón (February 22, 2010)

Embozados intentaron secuestro en Mitzitón (La Jornada, February 24, 2010)

More Information from SIPAZ:

Chiapas: Indigenous Communities demand a stop to repression for defending their territory (August 2009)

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