Chiapas: Alejandro Díaz announces 10-day hunger strike to protest 15 years’ imprisonment

Foto @ Red Contra la Represión y por la Solidaridad

Photo @ Network against Repression and for Solidarity

Alejandro Díaz Santis, a prisoner in solidarity with the Voz del Amate who is incarcerated in CERSS No. 5 in San Cristóbal de las Casas, announced on 3 May a 10-day hunger strike given that “they have held me unjustly for 15 years,” a time during which he claims to have lacked a translator and thus been denied due process, as he expresses in a public communique.  Furthermore, he added that he still had not received responses of commitments from the governor of Chiapas, Manuel Velasco Coello, “when on 4 July 2013, he promised to find means or links with authorities from Veracruz to obtain my freedom,” this being the state in which he was legally processed.  He also called on “President Enrique Peña Nieto and Veracruz Governor Javier Duarte de Ochoa to do what they can to free me as soon as possible.”

For more information (in Spanish):

Chiapas: Alejandro Díaz Sántiz indígena injustamente preso anuncia ayuno de 10 días para exigir su libertad (Pozol Colectivo, 3 de mayo de 2014)

Comunicado desde el Penal No.5 Alejandro Díaz Santiz solidario de La Voz del Amate (Chiapas Denuncia Pública, 13 de mayo de 2014)

For more information from SIPAZ (in English):

Chiapas: day of fasting and prayer for Alejandro Díaz on International Political Prisoners’ Day (29 April 2014)

Chiapas: Denunciation from Alejandro Díaz Santis from the San Cristóbal de Las Casas jail (30 March 2014)

Chiapas: Alejandro Díaz Santis announces fast to demand freedom (15 January 2014)

National: Patishtán requests that Peña Nieto release all prisoners who are unjustly imprisoned (9 December 2013)

Chiapas: 9 prisoners in solidarity with the Voz del Amate released, but Patishtán will remain imprisoned (20 July 2013)

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