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April 28, 2013

Communique from Bachajon about the death of Juan Vazquez

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DENOUNCEMENT BY THE ADHERENTS TO THE SEXTA FROM BACHAJÓN, CHIAPAS ON THE MURDER OF JUAN VÁZQUEZ

 

APRIL 27, 2013

assassination“We demand that this murder does not remain unpunished.

We the men women and children, ejidatarios of San Sebastián Bachajón, adherents to the Other Campaign, make a call for solidarity to achieve justice,

Following the death of our compañero, our struggle is not diminished, we will continue moving forward towards our goal, because we know that his death was for the defense of our Mother Earth,

because the mountains and springs belong to those who care for them”.

San Sebastian Bachajón, Adherents to the Other Campaign of the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandon Jungle, Chiapas, Mexico, April 27, 2013

TO THE GOOD GOVERNMENT JUNTA

TO THE INDIGENOUS NATIONAL CONGRESS

TO THE NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ADHERENTS TO THE SIXTH DECLARATION

OF THE SELVA LACANDONA

TO NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS CENTRES

TO NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL CIVIL ORGANIZATIONS

TO THE COMPAÑEROS OF THE OTHER CAMPAIGN NEW YORK, MOVEMENT FOR

JUSTICE IN EL BARRIO

Compañeros, by means of this communiqué, we would like to make known to you:

JUAN VÁZQUEZ GUZMÁN.

An active member of the ejido San Sebastián Bachajón; as Adherents to the Other Campaign, we walked beside him for seven years following the sixth declaration of the Lacandon Jungle; after being a member of the organization, he was appointed Secretary General for the three centers on April 18, 2010.

On December 24, 2011, he was arrested by the municipal and judicial police, without even showing him a warrant, when he was entering his house, and he was put in CERESO no 16 in Ocosingo, hours later the commissioner Francisco Guzmán Guzmán arrived, who today is the ex-commissioner, carrying in his hand a folder identifying compañero Juan as leader against the neoliberal project, but thanks to the mobilization of organizations and the intervention of the Human Rights Centre he was released that night at about 12:00 pm and returned home without having to sign any release document or anyone asking his forgiveness or making any apology.

On 26 and 27 November 2011 the compañero Juan Vázquez Guzmán, together with compañero Domingo García Gómez, participated in a workshop of dialogue and reflection at the Indigenous National Congress in San Mateo del Mar (Oaxaca).

And he has followed the protection order (amparo) 274/2011 against the Neoliberal project. And the accompaniment of the three political prisoners from SSB.

He has participated in the forums about political imprisonment and in the demonstrations for the freedom of the Chiapas political prisoners, and for the release of compañero ALBERTO PATISHTÁN and throughout Mexico.

And he has been involved with the compañeras of San Sebastian Bachajón for the defense of the land and the mobilization last May 7, 2011, in San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, in the ejido Tila, in Mitzitón and in DF, and the accompaniment of the release of the last 5 political prisoners from San Sebastián Bachajón, he has been part of several video messages for the release of political prisoners and the defense of Mother Earth.

And other participations.         .

4 DAYS AGO

On April 24, 2013, at 10:08 pm, hour of God, our compañero Juan Vazquez Guzmán was resting at home when someone came knocking at his door and he was riddled with 6 high caliber bullets and the culprit fled in a red truck heading toward Sitalá, Chiapas.

And we demand that this murder does not remain unpunished.

We the men women and children, ejidatarios of San Sebastián Bachajón, adherents to the Other Campaign, make a call for solidarity to achieve justice. Following the death of our compañero, our struggle is not diminished, we will continue moving forward towards our goal, because we know that his death was for the defense of our Mother Earth, because the mountains and springs belong to those who care for them.

san-sebastian-bachajon-300x131THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES ONWARDS!

ZAPATA LIVES!

JUAN LIVES!

 

 

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