It has been one year since the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) granted precautionary measures to twelve indigenous communities in Aldama, Chiapas. According to the Fray Bartolome de Las Casas Center for Human Rights (Frayba), the Mexican state has not guaranteed the safety of those who live and travel in these territories.
The Center reported that “since April 2021, when the Precautionary Measures were issued, three people have been killed with firearms and five others injured (including a female minor From January 1st of this year to date, 1,095 attacks with high-caliber weapons against the communities of Aldama have been reported.
It also stated that it is important not to reduce the conflict to land disputes and simulated agreements, because this does not contribute to finding solutions for communities that experience prolonged violence with critical and irreparable psychosocial impacts.
On April 22nd, the Mexican State notified Frayba of the IACHR’s visit to 22 indigenous communities victims of violence, because they currently do not have guarantees of peace and security. Frayba regrets that the Mexican state does not take effective substantive measures that contribute to the well-being of the communities.
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Cumple un año que CIDH otorgó medidas cautelares en Aldama (Portavoz, 25 de abril de 2022)
Aun año de que la CIDH otorgó las medidas cautelares, el Estado mexicano no ha garantizado la paz y seguridad en Aldama (Frayba, 25 de abril de 2022)
CIDH visitará 22 comunidades indígenas de Chiapas por aumento de la violencia (Chiapas Paralelo, 25 de abril de 2022)
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