dorset chiapas solidarity

August 24, 2013

Forced displacement of 70 people from ejido Puebla: Frayba Urgent Action

Filed under: Acteal, Displacement, Paramilitary — Tags: , — dorsetchiapassolidarity @ 8:58 am

San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico

August 23, 2013

AU No. 4

Urgent Action

Forced displacement of 70 people from ejido Puebla

According to information received by this Human Rights Centre, today, in Ejido Puebla, Chenalhó, as a result of the climate of violence prevalent in the area and the attacks, threats and harassment, 12 families (70 people ) have been forcibly displaced and are currently in the city of San Cristobal de Las Casas. Some of them are ill.

Currently, in the ejido Puebla, three Catholic families (23 individuals) who remained in the community are at risk, these are the families of Manuel Cruz, Gustavo Sántiz and Francisco López, as well as families practicing the Baptist and Pentecostal religions who remained in the ejido Puebla and are being threatened.

Given the facts and the seriousness of the situation, this Centre for Human Rights demands and makes an Urgent call:

First: to protect and guarantee the right to personal integrity and to provide every attention to the forcibly displaced persons.

Second: to protect and guarantee the integrity and security of the families of Manuel Cruz, Gustavo Sántiz and Francisco López and of the other families.

Third: that the international standard be applied at all times, specifically, the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement, signed and ratified by the Mexican State.



For addresses to write to, click this link or scroll down to Urgent Action 3:


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