dorset chiapas solidarity

September 17, 2014

Urgent Information from the community of Virgen de Dolores, ejido San Sebastián Bachajón

Filed under: Bachajon, Displacement, Human rights, Indigenous, Paramilitary, Repression — Tags: , , — dorsetchiapassolidarity @ 1:20 pm

 

APPEAL FOR SOLIDARITY WITH THE COMPAS OF VIRGEN DE DOLORES IN THE EJIDO SAN SEBASTIAN BACHAJON

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IMG_9440At 1.00 am on 16/9/14 police from Chilon detain three Tseltales, adherents to the Sixth, from Virgen Dolores…….

Their whereabouts is unknown: Juan Antonio Gómez Silvano Mario Aguilar Silvano and Roberto Gómez Hdz

An amparo has been filed for possible detention, torture and forced disappearance……..

The community of Virgen de Dolores fears for the safety of the three and asks for solidarity.

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Urgent Information from the community of Virgen de Dolores

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Compañeras and compañeros,

We inform you that today at 1 am the compañeros JUAN ANTONIO GOMEZ SILVANO, MARIO AGUILAR SILVANO and ROBERTO GOMEZ HERNANDEZ, from the community of Virgen de Dolores (official municipality of Chilón, Chiapas,) were attacked with firearms by members of the Municipal Police from Chilón when they were walking towards Virgen de Dolores from the municipal seat of Chilón community, and taken to an unknown destination.

Two compañeros managed to escape the aggression of the municipal police and managed to get to the community to report what had happened, but so far the whereabouts of the three compañeros is unknown. Today we looked for them at various police units in Chilón and Ocosingo and also filed an amparo for their disappearance, but so far we do not know where they are or whether they are well.

One of the missing compañeros is the brother of the deceased compañero Juan Carlos Gómez Silvano who was brutally murdered the morning of March 21, 2014, by more than 20 gunshots fired by a group of people who acted with impunity. A few weeks after the murder, two of the people who attacked compañero Juan Carlos Gómez Silvano were detained by compañeros from the community and handed over to the ministerial authorities, now these two people are undergoing criminal proceedings in El Amate, their names are: Sebastián Méndez Hernández (an officer of the municipal police in Chilón at the time of the murder) and Jerónimo Hernández Gómez.

The organization has a well-founded fear that this attack on the three compañeros may be in retaliation for the arrest of the municipal police officer Sebastián Méndez Hernández who took part in the murder of our compañero Juan Carlos Gómez Silvano.

We hold all three levels of government responsible for anything bad that happens to our compañeros JUAN ANTONIO GOMEZ SILVANO, MARIO AGUILAR SILVANO and ROBERTO GOMEZ HERNANDEZ, from the community of Virgen de Dolores, adherents to the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandón Jungle.

We ask you to support us by disseminating this information, and send combative greetings.

Land and Freedom

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Land and Resistance in Virgen de Dolores, ejido San Sebastián Bachajón, adherents to the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandón Jungle of the EZLN 

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To understand a little more about what is happening in Virgen de Dolores, ejido San Sebastián Bachajón, municipality of Chilón, Chiapas, video-documentary “Land and Resistance in San Sebastián Bachajón”

Land and Freedom!!

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