“It is once again made clear that truth and justice will never, ever come from above.
From above the only thing we can expect is pretense, deceit, impunity, and cynicism.
The criminal above will always receive absolution and reward, because the one who judges him is the same one who pays him. They are the same, criminals and judges. They are poisonous heads of the same Hydra.”
The Zapatista Army for National Liberation (EZLN) denounced in a communique signed by Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés y Galeano (previously Marcos) on August 18th that the two people accused of the murder of the Zapatista teacher Galeano were freed. Galeano, José Luis Solís López, was murdered on May 2, 2014 en La Realidad, municipality of Las Margaritas, Chiapas.
In the communique, they informed that on August 12th, the self-proclaimed judge declared innocent the two intellectual authors of the murder, “despite that fact that they and their accomplices in the CIOAC-Histórica know that they are guilty of organizing the crime. They aren’t the only ones responsible, but they are guilty”. They further stated: “fat and happy, to their homes in the village of La Realidad. They were supposedly being held prisoner for the murder of our teacher and compañero. We already know that they have been declared innocent of this crime by the same people who financed and supported them: the federal and Chiapas state governments.”
For more information:
Truth and Justice Will Never, Ever, Come from Above (EZLN, August 18, 2015)
EZLN: Truth and Justice Will Never, Ever, Come from Above. (Radio Zapatista, August 18, 2015)
EZLN denuncia liberación de homicidas de mastro Galeano (El Universal, August 19, 2015)
Exculpan y liberan a autores intelectuales del asesinato del profesor Galeano: EZLN )La Jornada, August 19, 2015)
Cada crimen e injusticia impunes abren camino para que el odio y rabia se organicen: EZLN (Radio Formula, August 18, 2015)
For more information from SIPAZ in English:
Chiapas: EZLN pays tribute to murdered support base and announces organizational changes (June 10, 2014)
Chiapas: indigenous organizations and communities also affected by “counterinsurgency and war of extermination” express their solidarity with the EZLN (June 9, 2014)
Chiapas: EZLN announces homage to Zapatista murdered in La Realidad and announces primary results of investigation on the case (May 18, 2014)