Oaxaca: Fifty-one activists from Oaxacan social movement released

September 9, 2008

According to a report from the Oaxacan offices of the Mexican League for the Defense of Human Rights (Limeddh, Liga Mexicana por la Defensa de los Derechos Humanos) on September 8, 51 activists within the Oaxacan social movement were released by an order from the Third District Court. All of the activists were detained by agents from the Federal Preventative Police (PFP Policía Federal Preventiva) November 25, 2006 in the Historic Center of Oaxaca City.

In their last communiqué, Limeddh stated that, “The individuals who were illegally arrested on November 25, are a clear example of the victimization that innocent people suffer within a corrupt justice system that acts under orders from the executive branch.”

The Committee of Relatives of the Assasinated, Disappeared and Political Prisoners of Oaxaca (COFADAPPO, Comité de Familiares de Asesinados, Desaparecidos y Presos Políticos de Oaxaca,) circulated a communiqué the same day in which they announce that the former detainees will bring a case against those authorities responsible for the abuses.

More information in Spanish:

Boletín de prensa de la Limeddh (08/09/2008)

Boletín de prensa del COFADAPPO (08/09/2008)

Excarcelan en Oaxaca a 51 seguidores de la APPO (La Jornada, 09/09/2008)