Chiapas: Ejidatarios march in Tila and Mexico City

March in Tila @Sipaz

On 1 August, residents of Tila, Chiapas, manifested themselves simultaneously in Mexico City and in this municipal center to demand that the justices of the Supreme Court of Justice in the Nation (SCJN) give a sentence similar to the one that in 2008 favored the Ch’ol people, one that the state and municipal governments have not observed to date.  In Mexico City, the ejidatarios marched from the Monument to the Revolution to the SCJN to demand that 130 hectares of land be returned to them, these having been expropriated for more than 30 years for private use.  Following a brief press-conference organized by the Revolution Camp #132, the contingent left for the SCJN, where they held a rally.  Later, the ejidatarios and those accompanying them installed a camp to await the sentence of the court, on 2 August.  At the same time, 6000 people marched in Tila, northern Chiapas, where they carried out a rally and installed a sit-in in front of the ejidal commissioner, as reported by Rubén Constantino Moreno, from the Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Center for Human Rights.

For more information (in Spanish):

La insensibilidad de la Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación: Los ejidatarios no fueron escuchados (Radio Zapatista, 2 de agosto de 2012)

TILA_COMUNICADO PRENSA PRO (1 de agosto de 2012)

Boletín conjunto del CDH Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas y del Centro de Derechos Humanos Miguel Augustín Pro Juárez (29 de julio de 2012)

Audio: La Suprema Corte de Justicia debe de regresarle su tierra al pueblo ch´ol de Tila (Radio Zapatista, 31 de julio de 2012)

La Suprema Corte frente al caso de los ch’ol, de Tila (La Jornada, 31 de julio de 2012)

Pobladores de Tila reclaman tierras (La Jornada, 2 de agosto de 2012)

For more information from SIPAZ (in English):

Chiapas: Ejidatarios from Tila announce schedule of march to the SCJN in Mexico City (31 July 2012)

Chiapas: Ejidatarios de Tila announce a caravan and march against the SCJN in defense of their land and territory (25 July 2012)

Chiapas: Tila ejidatarios reject compensation and request that the SCJN respects their right to territory (14 February 2011)

Chiapas: Authorities of the Tila ejido denounce negation of their right to land; their lives are threatened (9 September 2010)

Chiapas: ejidatarios march in Tila in defense of their lands (27 April 2010)

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