Chiapas: Release of Miguel Demeza and Antonio Estrada from the San Sebastián Bachajón ejido

Conferencia de prensa, 24 diciembre 2013 @ SIPAZ

Press conference, 24 December 2013 @ SIPAZ

On 21 December was released Miguel Demeza Jiménez, an adherent to the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandona Jungle and a resident of the Tseltal ejido of San Sebastián Bachajón, Chilón municipality.  Demeza Jiménez was released for lack of evidence, as a judge declared at the Amate prison in Cintalapa de Figueroa, where he had spent three years incarcerated.  Similarly, on 24 December was also released Antonio Estrada Estrada, previously held in Prison No. 17 in Playas de Catazjá, northern Chiapas.

The releases of “two Tseltal indigenous adherents to the Sixth Declaration unjustly incarcerated in Chiapas prisons” were announced by means of a communique from the Chiapas state government.

For more information (in Spanish):

Liberan en Chiapas a Miguel Demeza, adherente a la Sexta (La Jornada, 22 de diciembre de 2013)

Fue liberado el martes Antonio Estrada (La Jornada, 26 de diciembre de 2013)

Anuncia MVC la liberación de Antonio Estrada Estrada y Miguel Demeza Jiménez, indígenas tzeltales “Adherentes a la Sexta” (Icoso, 24 de diciembre de 2013)


Conferencia de Prensa Libertad de Miguel Demeza (24 de diciembre de 2013)

For more information from SIPAZ (in English):

Chiapas: release of Miguel Vázquez Deara, adherent to the Sixth Declaration from the San Sebastián Bachajóm ejido (19 July 2013)

Chiapas: Ejidatarios of San Sebastián Bachajón recall Juan Vázquez, murdered in April (19 July 2013)

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

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