Chiapas: State police arbitrarily arrest ONPP members

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According to information received by the Fray Bartolome de las Casas Center for Human Rights (CDHFBC), on 15 August 2013 in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, “four members of the National Organization for People’s Power (ONPP) were arbitrarily arrested and subjected to cruel, inhumane, and degrading treament for three hours; in addition, one of them suffered sexual abuse, while three minors were held at gunpoint and humiliated.”
The public denunciation mentions that “According to testimony, 15 police dressed in civilian clothes intercepted Ms. Adela Gómez Martínez […] and Mr. Noé Hernández Caballero […], when they were boarding their truck next to the entrance to their home; insulting them and using violence, the police forced them to leave their vehicle.  Subsequently, the police arrested them […] without having shown any arrest-order.” They and their families were subjected to cruel and abusive treatment for hours.
For this reason, the CDHFBC demands that the state-government of Chiapas “immediately, impartially, seriously, and exhaustively investigate the events of 15 August 2013, that they identify the material and intellectual authors of the acts, and punish those responsible for these human-rights violations.”  Furthermore, among other things, the CDHFBC demands that “medical attention be given to Ms. Adela Gómez Martínez, who has suffered a burn on her left hand and a previous surgery on her right ankle.”
For more information (in Spanish):
Policías estatales privan arbitrariamente de la libertad a integrantes de la ONPP y a sus familiares (5 de septiembre de 2013)
Blog de la ONPP

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