Chiapas: “Two years after the attack in Banavil, displacement and forced disappearance live on,” CDHFBC

Conferencia de prensa Caso Banavil(@CDHFBC)

Press-conference in the Banavil case(@CDHFBC)

In a press conference held on 5 December, the Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Center for Human Rights (CDHFBC) denounced that “two years after the armed attack which took place in Banavil, Tenejapa, as perpetrated by a group of members of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), which resulted in death, a forced disappearance, arbitrary arrests, and forced displacements, the situation continues without resolution.”  The CDHFBC noted that “the four families (14 persons) who sympathize with the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) continue to be displaced, living in inhuman conditions in San Cristóbal de Las Casas.”

The displaced and the CDHFBC demanded among other things that the conditions be provided which would facilitate the return of the four displaced families to their community, in addition to the release of arrest-orders against the 13 persons accused of forcibly disappearing Alonso López Luna and injuring Lorenzo López Girón.

For more information (in Spanish):

Boletín: A dos años de la agresión en Banavil, continúa el desplazamiento y la desaparición forzada (CDHFBC, 5 de diciembre de 2013)

Indígenas desplazados de Banavil, simpatizantes del EZLN, exigen condiciones para su retorno (Chiapas Paralelo, 6 de diciembre de 2013)

Denuncian a fiscal especializado indígena de Chiapas por incumplir aprehensiones (La Jornada, 7 de diciembre de 2013)

For more information from SIPAZ (in English):

Chiapas: Public denunciation from those displaced from Banavil (16 September 2013)

Chiapas: The displaced of Banavil, Tenejapa in “precarious and inhumane conditions” (8 April 2013)

Chiapas: CDHFBC published more information on the Banavil case, Tenejapa (9 February 2012)

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