Starting on 1 October, Alejandro Díaz Santís, an indigenous man who has been unjustly imprisoned in CERESO 5 in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, began a daily 12-hour fast that will last an indeterminate amount of time. In his denunciation, he explains that “it is a protest against the injustice that we are suffering here in Mexico. This action I am taking jointly with other prisoners in different prisons of the country, with some of them carrying out indefinite hunger strikes to demand true justice and liberty for all political prisoners and prisoners of conscience.” Díaz Santis has directed his demand to Chiapas state governor Manuel Velasco Coello, who on 4 July 2013 committed himself to advancing the cause of his liberty before the Veracruz authorities. He has yet to keep his word, one year on.
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Alejandro Díaz Santís inicia ayuno por la libertad de presos políticos y de conciencia, chiapas denunica, 2 de octurbre de 2014
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