dorset chiapas solidarity

January 27, 2014

Communiqué from San Sebastian Bachajón, 22nd January, 2014


Communiqué from San Sebastian Bachajón, 22nd January, 2014 

San Sebastian Bachajón continues to resist dispossession and persecution from the bad federal and state governments.


To the compañer@s adherents to the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandon Jungle

To the mass and alternative media

To the Good Government Juntas

To the Zapatista Army of National Liberation

To the Indigenous National Congress

To the Network for Solidarity and against Repression

To Movement for Justice in El Barrio from New York

To national and international human rights defenders

To public opinion


bachajon (1)Compañeros and compañeras, the people of San Sebastian Bachajón continue resisting in struggle against the dispossession and persecution from the bad federal and state governments. We greet all the peoples and indigenous communities of Chiapas, Mexico and the world who are also fighting for Mother Earth and do not let themselves be overcome by the violence, discrimination and contempt from the bad government and its capitalist entrepreneurs who seek to make us disappear so they can take over our land and natural resources for personal and financial gain.

We denounce the deceptions and corruptions of Alejandro Moreno Gómez, the officialist commissioner of San Sebastián Bachajón, and the Chairman of the Vigilance Commission, Samuel Diaz Guzman, who are deceiving the ejidatarios and the people in general of the community of San Sebastián Bachajón with false promises to get a government coffee project; and they are asking for a copy of the certificate of land rights and of the IFE voting credential, supposedly in order to get that project, but it is a lie because we know clearly that once again they are going to fabricate assembly minutes with forged signatures of ejidatarios to ask the Seventh District Court in Tuxtla Gutierrez to cancel our amparo 274/2011; this is the real intention of Alejandro Moreno Gómez, advised by the bad state and federal government; behind the backs of the general assembly of ejidatarios, which is the highest body, they are aiming to remove any obstacles to keeping our lands, violating the very laws of the bad government and violating our rights as a people recognized in the constitution and international treaties.

We also denounce that the bad government of Manuel Velasco Coello has not completely freed our compañero Antonio Estrada Estrada, because they only let him out of prison, but they still legally hold him guilty of the assault of which two specialized police from Palenque, Chiapas, accused him. He must attend to sign every week at the Sixth District Court in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, because they also fabricated the crime of possession of a federal weapon against him when the compañero was tortured; he is innocent and does not have any economic resources.

On 24th December, 2013, when our compañero was freed, the Undersecretary of Government, Carlos Morelos Rodríguez, went to the prison at Catazajá to make our compañero Antonio sign a document, telling him that the Bureau of Reconciliation of the Government of Chiapas needed [his signature] to give him his freedom that same day, and that he would not be released if he did not sign it; so the compañero signed it. Afterwards the Government of Chiapas delivered that document to the Third Collegiate Court in Tuxtla Gutierrez so that it would cancel amparo 915/2013, which was in place against the 7-year sentence for assault and organized crime.

We demand from the bad government the immediate cancellation of the charges against our compañero Antonio Estrada Estrada, and also the liberation of our compañero Alejandro Díaz Santiz, of solidarity with the voice of el amate, held at cereso number 5 in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas.

We demand respect for our people and organization, we will not allow the humiliations from the bad government and from those who want to continue to dispossess us and discriminate against us just for being poor and indigenous; we will continue to fight for what is ours, even though the government does not like it.

We ask all the compañeros and compañeras and national and international solidarity organisations to remain alert as to what is happening in our community.

Never again a Mexico without us.

From the northern zone of Chiapas, receive a hug from the women and men of San Sebastián Bachajón.


Land and Freedom!

Hasta la victoria siempre!

Freedom for Political prisoners!

Juan Vázquez Guzmán Lives, the Bachajón struggle continues!

No dispossession of indigenous territories!


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