Chiapas: The Voz del Amate and those in solidarity fasting and praying

Conferencia de prensa del Pueblo Creyente, 25 de enero de 2013 @ SIPAZ

Since 30 January, “political prisoners from the Voz del Amate and those in solidarity with the Voz del Amate, adherents to the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandona Jungle, who are being held in prison no. 5 in San Cristóbal de Las Casas,” in the words of the communique, undertook a day of fasting and prayer for 12 hours for 7 consecutive days so as to demand justice and release for those who are fasting.

“On the one hand this new call is made to the state government of Manuel Velasco Coello, so that he put an end to these injustices that are separating us from our families, so that we be released as soon as possible without conditions,” they noted.

It should be mentioned that in September 2011 the members of the Voz del Amate and those in solidarity with them undertook a hunger-strike and fast which lasted 39 days.

For more information (in Spanish):

Anuncian Solidarios y la Voz del Amate jornada de ayuno y oración (Enlace Zapatista, 30 de enero de 2013)

Denuncia de lxs Solidarixs y la Voz del Amate (Blog No estamos todxs, 28 de enero de 2013)

Juzgado de Simojovel puede acabar injusticia de 7 años (La Jornada, 28 de enero de 2013)

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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