Vicente Suástegui Muñoz, brother of spokesperson of the Council of Ejidos and Communities Opposed to the La Parota Dam (CECOP), who has been imprisoned since June, publicly denounced that on 13 December, marines attempted to arrest him outside his home in Ciudad Renacimiento. He asserted that his relatives began to record what was happening, so that the marines would suspend their operation of detaining him and transferring him to an official vehicle. Vicente Suástegui held the Navy responsible for anything that could happen to him or his family.
He reported these acts during a press-conference that was held in the community of La Concepción, during which members of the Guerrero Popular Movement and the State Coordination of Educational Workers of Guerrero (CETEG) expressed their support for CECOP: “those members of MPG and CETEG here present would like to manifest our concern for the exacerbation of the policies of harassment and repression against CECOP which nobly defend its territory against the bad government.”
For more information (in Spanish):
Intentaron detenerlo marinos, denuncia el hermano del vocero de los opositores a la presa La Parota (El Sur de Acapulco, 15 de diciembre de 2014)
For more information from SIPAZ (in English):
Guerrero: Attack on CECOP members leaves 5 dead (6 December 2014)
Guerrero: Arrest of María de la Cruz Dorantes, CECOP member (25 October 2014)