Chiapas: News from Chiapas prisoner Alberto Patishtán in Sinaloa

Commission of visit for Alberto Patishtán

On 8 November, relatives of Alberto Patishtán succeeded in visiting him for the first time since his transfer from Chiapas to CEFEREZO No. 8 in Guasave, Sinaloa.  The commission of visit was made up of María Gabriela Patishtán, daughter of Alberto, ex-prisoner Sacario Hernández Hernández from the Believing People (who was released through hunger strike in 2008), and Cecilia Santiago Vera from the movement in solidarity for the release of Alberto and prisoners in Chiapas.

They shared in a subsequent report that “Alberto says that he continued his fast until 31 October, and also that his treatment against glaucoma was replaced by some drops used to reduce redness of the eyes, which not only is insufficient but rather also aggravates his condition.  His imprisonment is 23 hours a day in a solitary cell.  Despite this, he finds himself strong and in good spirits; he sends his greetings and thanks for the solidarity with all comrades in tune with this struggle.”

It should be remembered that Albeto Patishtán was imprisoned in several prisons in the state of Chiapas, where he participated in a number of protests, including hunger strikes, to denounce human-rights violations.

For more information (in Spanish):

Niegan cuidados médicos a líder tzotzil preso en Sinaloa (La Jornada, 14 November 2011)

Reporte General de la Comisión de visita a Alberto Patishtán Gómez al cefereso 8 en Guasabe, Sinaloa ( (12 November 2011)

Gabriela Patishtán sobre la visita a Alberto Patishtán en el cefereso de Sinaloa (Indymedia, audio)

For more information from SIPAZ (in English):

Chiapas: End of hunger strike (14 November 2011)

Chiapas: Two more prisoners join the hunger strike; concentration of family-members at sit-in (4 November 2011)

Chiapas: National and international support for Patishtán and the prisoners fasting and on hunger strike (26 October 2011)

Chiapas: New denunciation by Las Abejas (28 October 2011)

Chiapas: 20 days into hunger strike and 11 days into sit-in of relatives, 2 prisoners are released (27 October 2011)

Chiapas: 15 days of hunger strike and  days of sit-in (17 October 2011)

Chiapas: Sit-in of relatives of relatives of prisoners on hunger strike(17 October 2011)

Chiapas: MPJD arrives once again to Chiapas, there to express solidarity with Las Abejas, prisoners on strike, and Zapatistas (17 October 2011)

Chiapas: 8 days of hunger strike at CERSS no. 5 (7 October 2011)

Chiapas: Prisoners fasting and on hunger strike (4 October 2011)

Chiapas: Public day for Fasting and Prayer for Peace in the San Cristóbal prison (26 September 2011)

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