Chiapas: Believing People of El Bosque march for a halt to violence in their region

Pilgrimage in El Bosque (@Radio Pozol)

Pilgrimage in El Bosque (@Radio Pozol)

On June 6, around 2,500 members of the Believing People of El Bosque peregrinated to demand attention to the problems experienced in the region such as violence, corruption, drug trafficking, lack of basic services such as access to health and water potable.

They asked the three levels of government “to put a stop to all the injustices that are on top of our communities, pueblos, and cities,” the “no repetition of events such as the murders of Chabajebal, San Pedro Nichtal-ucum, and Unio´on Progreso, municipalities of El Bosque, Chiapas. As well as massacres like Ateal, Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, Aguas Blancas, etc.”; “a stop to forced disappearances of men, women, and children; a stop to repression”; “a stop to to the imprisonments pf human rights defenders and innocent people”; “the presentation with life of all the disappeared persons of the country”; “justice of the deaths of the children murdered by the IMSS from the community of Pimienta, municipality of Simojovel, Chiapas”; and the immediate liberation of all the political prisoners and unjustly imprisoned.

Participants of this march were members of the Believing People of the neighboring municipality of Simojovel, who maintain demanding justice for the death of Yadira González González and Emmanuel Francisco López, the babies who died in La Pimienta after the application of vaccines from the IMSS last May.

For more information (in Spanish):

Comunicado del Pueblo Creyente de El Bosque (6 d ejunio de 2015)

Peregrina pueblo de El Bosque para decir ¡Ya Basta! (Chiapas Paralelo, 6 de junio de 2015)

Marchan para que cierren cantinas en El Bosque (Diario de Chiapas, 7 de junio de 2015)

For more information from SIPAZ (in English):

Chiapas: Pilgrimage in Simojovel to demand justice and truth amidst deaths of infants (June 9, 2015)

Chiapas: Rise in threats against the priest and members of the Believing People in Simojovel (April 24, 2015)

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