Chiapas: Member of Carranza Region OCEZ Murdered – Relatives Demand Justice

On November 7th, Jesus Solorzano Diaz, a member of the Carranza Region Emiliano Zapata Campesino Organization – (OCEZ-RC) was murdered in the community of San Isidro, Venustiano Carranza municipality. According to some media, the attackers were identified as members of an alleged armed group from that region called “Los Pelones” headed by Alejandro Cruz Ruiz, alias “El Coyote.”

They said that a group of four people arrived in the community of San Isidro and when they were identified, the residents tried to block their way but the aggressors opened fire on houses with people present, leaving one dead and several injured people with gunshots, who were hospitalized.

The State Attorney General’s Office (FGE) through the Central District Attorney’s Office said that it opened an investigation against those who are responsible. However, during the march organized by family and friends of Jesus Solorzano on November 8th, one of the spokespersons of the OCEZ-RC said that “in these events the authorities of the federal, state and municipal governments (…) have paid no attention despite the constant complaints, on the contrary their misdeeds continue to increase in coordination with the police bodies that are located in San Francisco Pujiltic.”

In addition, during this same march, they demanded that the wave of violence that is experienced in this municipality be stopped, mainly by the elderly, “the girls and boys who live in fear when they hear what is happening in our region, that is why we urge them to unify and confront these events.”

For more information in Spanish:

Comuneros protestan y demandan justicia ante el asesinato de miembro del OCEZ-RC en Chiapas (Proceso, 9 de noviembre de 2021)

Exigen justicia para campesino ejecutado en Venustiano Carranza (Chiapas Paralelo, 8 de noviembre de 2021)

Miembros de la OCEZ exigen justicia por los asesinados en Venustiano Carranza(El Heraldo de Chiapas, 8 de noviembre de 2021)

For more information from SIPAZ:

Chiapas: New Confrontation in Venustiano Carranza Leaves Four Dead (June 15, 2021)

Chiapas: Three Members of OCEZ-RC Killed by Suspected Paramilitaries (May 28, 2021)

Chiapas: Dispute in Venustiano Carranza Leaves at Least Two Dead (May 10, 2021)

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