Chiapas: Police operation provokes confrontation and death of six indigenous persons

October 7, 2008

[“Massacre in Chincultik” produced by Meridiano90-Noticias Sin Fronteras]

Last Friday, October 3, 2008, a violent operation carried out by federal and state police left six people dead, 17 people injured, and 36 detained, almost all of whom were habitants of the ejido (communally held land) of Miguel Hidalgo, which is located in the municipality of La Trinitaria, Chiapas.

SIPAZ expresses grave concern over the events.

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