Oaxaca: Previously disappeared anti-mining activists from San José del Progreso found

San José del Progreso. Foto @EDUCA

Olegario Víctor Ruíz Martínez and Salomé García López, anti-mining activists from the San José del Progreso in Oaxaca who were arrested on 5 December and since then thought to have been disappeared, have been found in the Special Prosecutorial Office for Investigation into Organized Crime (SEIDO) in Mexico City, where they continue to be held.

According to the Oaxacan Collective in Defense of Territory, “to date their juridical situation is unknown, as are the crimes with which they have been charged and their accusors.”

The Collective has requested an urgent motion before the Second Judge of the District in favor the arrested.

For more information (in Spanish):

Comunicado: Autoridades informan que Salomé y Olegario se encuentran en la SEIDO (Colectivo Oaxaqueño en Defensa de los Territorios, 10 de diciembre de 2013)

DDHPO investiga caso de activistas de San José El Progreso, Ocotlán (Noticias, 8 de diciembre de 2013)

For more information from SIPAZ (in English):

Oaxaca: Detained and disappeared, anti-mining activists from San José del Progreso (12 December 2013)

Oaxaca: New death-threats directed against members of the CPUVO in San José del Progreso (7 June 2013)

Oaxaca: Civil Observation Mission to San José del Progreso (30 November 2012)

Oaxaca: access to the Cuzcatlán mine is blocked in San José el Progreso (16 May 2012)

Oaxaca: Actions, denunciations, and mobilizations in the case of San José del Progreso (3 April 2012)

Oaxaca: Murder of the spokesperson of the Coordination of the United Peoples of the Ocotlán Valley (25 March 2012)

Oaxaca: Two opponents of mining in San José del Progreso are fired on (8 February 2012)

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