On 22 February there was held a protest march within prison no. 5 in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, to denounce the injustices carried out gainst Rosario Díaz Méndez, who was newly sentenced to 25 years at the end of January. Those in solidarity with the Voz del Amate together with proper members of this organization (Rosario and Alberto Patishtán Gómez) made public an audio declaration in which they called on the state governor, Manuel Velasco Coello, to “put an end to these unjust incarcerations, immediately and without conditions.”
It should be noted that Rosario Díaz has always maintained his innocence, given that at the very time of the crime for which he has been charged, he was working in construction in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, with two of his sons, who corroborate this claim.
For more information (in Spanish):
Audio Denuncia de Solidarios y Voz del Amate (Chiapas Denuncia Pública, 22 de febrero de 2013)
Audio Denuncia de Solidarios y Voz del Amate: realizaron una marcha de protesta dentro del penal el viernes 22 de febrero (Enlace Zapatista, 23 de febrero de 2013)
For more information from SIPAZ (in English):
Chiapas: End of week of fasting for prisoners in Cerss nº5 (12 February 2013)
Chiapas: The Voz del Amate and those in solidarity fasting and praying (5 February 2013)