Guerrero: denunciations of military harassment

@Comité Cerezo

On 2 August, the Collective against Torture and Impunity (CCTI) reported that Julián Blanco, one of the leaders of the Council of Ejidos and Communities Opposed to the La Parota Dam (CECOP), was harassed for the sixth time by soldiers who seek clarification regarding his supposed use of firearms that are for the exclusive use of the Army.  Blanco denounced that on 31 July, soldiers newly invaded the Los Huajes community, installing themselves at the home of Blanco Cisneros.

Beyond this, communal police in the El Paraíso house of justice, Ayutla de Los Libres municipality, blockaded highways in Tixtla, Olinalá, Atlixtac, and Huamuxtitlán to reject the structural reforms proposed by the Pact for Mexico and to support the coastal communities (like the CECOP) in their struggle against harassment by the military.  They affirmed that their principal demand for the state government was for it to put an end to the harassment exercised by state, federal, and municipal police, as well as that by the Army and Navy.

For more information (in Spanish):

Bloquea la Crac en 5 municipios (La Jornada de Guerrero, 7 de agosto de 2013)

Farsa, la guerra al narco: CRAC (La Jornada, 6 de agosto de 2013)

Alerta el CCTI sobre el hostigamiento del Ejército contra el cecopista Julián Blanco (La Jornada de Guerrero, 3 de agosto de 2013)

Retoma el Estado la militarización para controlar la inconformidad: Tlachinollan (La Jornada, 21 de julio de 2013)

For more information from SIPAZ (in English):

Guerrero: CECOP on red alert after invasion by Army (5 March 2013)

Guerrero: Governor Aguirre Rivero will not support construction of La Parota (27 August 2012)

Guerrero: Federal tribunal confirms end to La Parota dam project (20 July 2012)

Guerrero: CECOP will initiate a series of mobilizations demanding the definitive cancellation of the La Parota dam (3 April 2012)

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