dorset chiapas solidarity

December 19, 2014

Threats of displacement and aggression against Tojolabal families, supporters of the EZLN

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 Threats of displacement and aggression towards families from the Primero de Agosto community 

 

Sign the petition here:

http://redtdt.org.mx/2014/12/amenazas-de-desplazamiento-y-agresiones-a-familia-tojolabales-simpatizantes-del-ezln/

 

Urgent Action No. 4

San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico.

December 17, 2014

 

Threats of displacement and aggression against Tojolabal families, supporters of the EZLN

 

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This Centre for Human Rights has received reliable documentary information about threats of displacement and aggression towards families from the Primero de Agosto community who are supporters of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN); the actions were committed by members of the Independent Central of Agricultural workers and Campesinos – Historical (CIOAC-H), who are protected in the region by the municipal government of Las Margaritas.

According to information, today, December 17, 2014, at approximately 6 am, 50 people, members of the CIOAC-H from the ejido Miguel Hidalgo, entered the community of Primero de Agosto, all armed with sticks and machetes and some of them carrying guns.

The situation of violence is critical because a group of people from CIOAC-H are attacking the families of EZLN supporters, they have thrown down the fencing where the animals are penned, and are destroying the houses.

This Human Rights Centre URGENTLY demands that the federal and state governments:

First: Urgently protect the life and physical integrity of the families of EZLN supporters from Primero de Agosto community

Second: Prevent the forced displacement of the families of EZLN supporters, respecting and guaranteeing the rights enshrined in international declarations and conventions relating to the autonomy and self-determination of indigenous peoples.

Third: Punish those members of the CIOAC-H who are destroying property and assaulting the families of the community of Primero de Agosto.

 

Background 

17 Tojolabal families, in need of work and access to land, took possession of a piece of unused land called “predio el Roble”, which was not occupied, nor does it belong to the ejido Miguel Hidalgo. These lands were recovered in 1994 by the EZLN.

Families of Primero de Agosto have been attacked and threatened by the ejidatarios of Miguel Hidalgo, since they took possession of the land in 2013.

The Centre for Human Rights has made representations to the authorities of the municipality of Las Margaritas, from the beginning of the conflict, through oficio 052-004-13/EAI-115/2013. However the situation of violence in the area has escalated, to the extent that on May 9, 2014, Arturo Pérez López was wounded in the neck with a machete by Aureliano Méndez Jiménez, Secretary of the Supervisory Board of Miguel Hidalgo and member of the CIOAC-H, but up to now the authorities have not acted in regard to this.

Finally we ask national and international civil society to respond in solidarity by sharing information about the actions reported, and by signing and sending this urgent appeal to the authorities listed here.

Thank you in solidarity, send your appeals to:

Lic. Enrique Peña Nieto

Presidente de la República

Residencia Oficial de los Pinos

Casa Miguel Alemán

Col. San Miguel Chapultepec, C.P. 11850, México DF

Tel: (52.55) 2789.1100 Fax: (52.55) 5277.2376

 

Lic. Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong

Secretario de Gobernación

Bucareli 99, 1er. Piso, Col. Juárez,

Del. Cuauhtémoc, C.P. 06600 México D.F.

Fax: (52 55) 50933414;

Correo: secretario@segob.gob.mx

 

Lic. Jesús Murillo Karam1 de agosto

Procuraduría General de la República

Av. Paseo de la Reforma #211-213 Col. Cuauhtémoc, Deleg. Cuauhtémoc

Distrito Federal CP. 06500,

Teléfono: 5346-0000 ext. 0108 Fax: 5346-0000 ext. 0908

 

Lic. Raul Plascencia Villanueva

Presidente de la Comisión Nacional de los Derechos Humanos

Periférico Sur 3469, Col. San jerónimo Lidice,

Delegación Magdalena Contreras, C.P. 10200, México D.F.

Teléfonos: (55) 56 81 81 25 y (55) 54 90 74 00

Lada sin costo 01800 715 2000

E-mail: correo@cndh.org.mx

 

Lic. Manuel Velasco Coello

Gobernador Constitucional del Estado de Chiapas

Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Chiapas, 1er Piso

Av. Central y Primera Oriente, Colonia Centro, C.P. 29009

Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, México

Fax: +52 961 61 88088 – + 52 961 6188056; Extensión 21120. 21122;

Correo: secparticular@chiapas.gob.mx

 

Lic. Oscar Eduardo Ramírez Aguilar

Secretario General de Gobierno del Estado de Chiapas

Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Chiapas, 2do Piso

Av. Central y Primera Oriente, Colonia Centro, C.P. 29009

Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, México

Conmutador: + 52 (961) 61 2-90-47, 61 8-74-60; Extensión: 20003;

Correo: secretario@secgobierno.chiapas.gob.mx

 

 

Lic. Raciel López Salazar

Procuraduría General de Justicia de Chiapas

Libramiento Norte Y Rosa Del Oriente, No. 2010, Col. El Bosque

C.P. 29049 Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas

Conmutador: 01 (961) 6-17-23-00. Teléfono: + 52 (961) 61 6-53-74, 61 6-53-76, 61 6-57-24.

Correo: raciel.lopez@pgje.chiapas.gob.mx

 

Lic. Manuel de Jesús Culebro Gordillo

Presidente Municipal de Las Margaritas

Domicilio Conocido S/N,

Teléfono fax: (01 963) 63 601 99, (01 963) 63 600 68

 

 

Send a copy to:

Centro de Derechos Humanos Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas, A.C.

Calle Brasil 14, Barrio Méxicanos, CP: 29240 San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, México

Tel: 967 6787395, 967 6787396, Fax: 967 6783548

Correo: accionesurgentes@frayba.org.mx

 

Dorset Chiapas Solidarity

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