Oaxaca: Army and federal police search CODECI offices

On 8 March, the Committee for Citizens’ Defense (CODECI) denounced that the Mexican Army and the federal police invaded its offices located in Tuxtepec and destroying much under the pretext of responding to a “citizen’s complaint.”  CODECI claimed that “around 8pm, a group of heavily armed soldiers, two trucks of state police, and two federal police patrols arrived at the offices of the Agro-Fishing Consultation of the Papaloapan Basin (CACPA) and of the Mixto Fund for Regional Development (FOMIXDER) that form part of CODECI, being located on Nayarit Street number 2, colony 5 de Mayo in Tuxtepec, Oaxaca.”

CODECI denounced furthermore that “it is extremely alarming that the state government continues to employ the discourse of Peace and Progress that is in no way thusly represented,” reason for which it warned that “if state-government actors do not send a clear response [to the acts], our organization will initiate a series of actions that are normally reserved for times in which we help contribute to peace among our Oaxacan people.”

For more information (in Spanish):

Ejército y Policía Federal sabotean instalaciones del Codeci (Proceso, 9 March 2011)

Pronunciamiento del CODECI (9 March)

For more information from SIPAZ (in English):

Oaxaca: Former APPO political prisoner is killed along with his escort (31 January 2011)


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