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December 25, 2013

Another ejidatario from San Sebastián Bachajón in Chiapas is released

Filed under: Bachajon, Political prisoners — Tags: , — dorsetchiapassolidarity @ 1:34 pm

Antonio Estrada Estrada, unjustly imprisoned since October 2011, is free!! 

Another ejidatario from San Sebastián Bachajón in Chiapas is released

By Hermann Bellinghausen

La Jornada, 24 Dec 2013

pajaro.grandeSan Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas. On Tuesday, in the early afternoon, Antonio Estrada Estrada, adherent to the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandón Jungle and resident of the Tzeltal ejido San Sebastián Bachajón was released; he was being held at the Center for the Social Reinsertion of the Sentenced (CERSS) number 17, in Playas de Catazjá, in the north of Chiapas.

On Tuesday 19th Miguel Demeza Jiménez, also an adherent to the Sixth from the same ejido, had been freed. With the release of Estrada Estrada, San Sebastián Bachajón no longer has any “political prisoners”, who, in the context of resistance to official tourism projects and the dispossession of territory by federal and state agencies, and at the cost of dividing the ejidatarios, had been apprehended and prosecuted during the government of Juan Sabines Guerrero for crimes they did not commit.

The ejidatarios in resistance had said hours before: “Our rebel and dignified heart continues fighting for justice and for respect for our autonomy as a people, by struggling we keep alive the struggle of compañero Juan Vazquez Guzman,” who was assassinated a few months ago at the doors of his home, presumably because of his participation in the defense of the territory of San Sebastián Bachajón. The crime remains unpunished.

The dispossession denounced by the ejidatarios dates from February 2, 2011, when “the bad government built a toll booth administered by the National Commission for Protected Natural Areas.”

After the release of Estrada Estrada, the only adherent to the Sixth who is still a prisoner is Alejandro Díaz Santiz from Solidarity with the Voice of el Amate, who is held in CERSS number 5 in San Cristóbal de las Casas.


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1 Comment »

  1. […] Good News! San Sebastián Bachajón Prisoners Released – Miguel Demeza and Antonio Estrada, both residents of San Sebastián Bachajón and both unjustly incarcerated for crimes they did not […]

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