Chiapas: Four Disappeared BAEZLN Found after Armed Attack in Ocosingo

@Centro de Medios libres

On January 11th, the Fray Bartolome de las Casas Center for Human Rights (Frayba) reported on the situation of forced disappearance of four Zapatista support bases from the Caracol Patria Nueva in the municipality of Ocosingo.

In an Urgent Action, the Frayba denounced and condemned the attack against the 16 de Febrero autonomous community of the autonomous municipality Lucio Cabañas in Ocosingo perpetrated on January 10th around 1 p.m. According to the information received by the Good Government Council (JBG), around 15 armed persons entered the community forcing Mrs. Hilaria Hernandez Gomez and her three children to leave their house by beating them.

In an update, they stated that “Mrs. Hilaria Hernandez Gomez and her three children, Tomas Lopez Hernandez, three years old, the children Jeremias Lopez Hernandez, ten years old, and Julio Cesar Lopez Hernandez, six years old, have appeared alive” having been missing for several hours.

The Center also explained that at the end of the Urgent Action they had received the report “the armed group is positioned in the autonomous community, so there is a serious risk to the life, safety and integrity of the inhabitants”, such that it made a call for national and international solidarity and asked to demand the Mexican authorities stop these violent actions.

For more information in Spanish:

Desaparición Forzada de 4 Bases de Apoyo Zapatistas del Caracol Patria Nueva, municipio de Ocosingo (Frayba, 10 de enero de 2022)

Denuncia el Frayba agresión de grupo armado a zapatistas (La Jornada, 11 de enero de 2022)

Personas armadas irrumpen en comunidad zapatista y desplazan a familia(Chiapas Paralelo, 10 de enero de 2022)

For more information from SIPAZ:

Chiapas: Patria Nueva JBG Denounces Latest Harassment of Nuevo San Gregorio Community(December 3, 2021)

Chiapas: Chiapas on Verge of Civil War – EZLN (September 21, 2021)

Chiapas: Kidnapping of Two Members of Nueva Patria JBG Denounced (September 16, 2021)

Chiapas: Denuncian nuevas agresiones armadas a la comunidad zapatista de Moíses Gandhi (January 22, 2021)

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