Chiapas: more detainees in the conflict of San Antonio del Monte, San Cristóbal de Las Casas Municipality

(@Diario ContraPoder Chiapas)

(@Diario ContraPoder Chiapas)

On June 6, Mariano Pérez Gómez, a member of the Organization of Evangelical Peoples of the Chiapas Highlands (OPEACH) and one of the representatives of the more than a thousand indigenous people who have been displaced from the community of San Antonio del Monte, San Cristobal de Las Casas municipality, was arrested. Apparently, Perez Gomez had a pending arrest warrant against him for his alleged responsibility in the commission of violent robbery and assault against Hilario López Lunes on July 22, 2012.

Moreover, on May 22, Ernesto González López was arrested for the death of the ten year-old child Miguel Angel Arias Gómez. The child was shot in the head during the events in the community of San Antonio del Monte; these events also left ten injured, two of whom incurred serious injuries. The authorities have failed to disarm the groups which confront each other in the dispute over the land and water of the community. Both of them are accused of using firearms to settle their differences.

For more information (in Spanish):

Detienen a representante de desplazados de San Antonio del Monte (Chiapas Paralelo, 7 de junio de 2014)

Detienen a Mariano Pérez líder de los desplazados de san Antonio del Monte (Diario Contra Poder en Chiapas, 7 de junio de 2014)

Detienen a involucrado en gresca de San Antonio (Cuarto Poder, 7 de junio de 2014)

Por detención de líder, San Antonio del Monte rompe diálogo con autoridades (Mirada Sur, 29 de mayo de 2014)

Exigen investigar asesinato de niño durante enfrentamiento en San Cristóbal (Chiapas Paralelo, 19 de marzo de 2014)

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