Chiapas: Ejidatarios of San Sebastián Bachajón recall Juan Vázquez, murdered in April

Marcha de los ejidatarios de Bachajón en Ocosingo, 2009 @ archivo SIPAZ

March of ejidatarios of Bachajón in Ocosingo, 2009 @ archive SIPAZ

With a cultural and political event at their headquarters (Cumbre Nachoj) on 24 June, the ejidatarios who adhere to the EZLN’s Sixth Declaration of the Lacandona Jungle in San Sebastián Bachajón recalled their comrade  Juan Vázquez Guzmán, who was murdered this April.  In a communique released with the end of commemoration in mind, as well as to launch the Week of Global Action “Juan Vázquez Guzmán lives, the struggle of Bachajón continues,” they denounced the Secretary of Governance, Noé Castañón, as the intellectual author of the murder of Vázquez Guzmán, emphasizing that they would continue to defend their territory.  They also denounced that the new ejidal commissar had been imposed by previous ejidal authorities and the state government.  The adherents to the Sixth Declaration also demanded the “immediate liberation of our comrade political prisoners Antonio Estrada Estrada, Miguel Vázquez Deara, and Miguel Demeza Jiménez, who have been unjustly incarcerated,” finding the government guilty of having fabricated crimes in these cases.

For more information:

La Jornada: Se declaran ejidatarios de Bachajón en pie de lucha para defender sus tierras (25/06/2013)

Comunicado del Ejido San Sebastián Bachajón Adherentes a la Sexta Declaración de la Selva Lacandona (24/06/2013)

Carta por el cumpleaños 33 de Juan Vásquez de los solidarios y La Voz del Amate (25/06/2013)

For more information from SIPAZ (in English):

Chiapas: Week for Global Action: “Juan Vázquez Guzmán Lives, the Struggle of Bachajón Continues!” (7 June 2013)

Chiapas: ejidatario adherent to the Sixth Declaration murdered by gunfire in San Sebastián Bachajón (29 April 2013)

Chiapas: Adherents to the Other Campaign in San Sebastián Bachajón denounce looting and impunity (22 April 2013)

Chiapas: Denial of motion to ejidatarios who adhere to the Sixth Declaration from San Sebastián Bachajón (7 February 2013)

Chiapas: New denunciation from San Sebastián Bachajón (10 July 2012)


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