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April 19, 2015

Following the pilgrimage, threats increase against Father Marcelo and the Pueblo Creyente of Simojovel

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Following the pilgrimage, threats increase against Father Marcelo and the Pueblo Creyente of Simojovel

Chiapas Paralelo

April 15, 2015

The Cry for Liberation from the People March of the Pueblo Creyente of Simojovel and parishes of the northern region. Photo: Angeles Mariscal

The Cry for Liberation from the People
March of the Pueblo Creyente of Simojovel and parishes of the northern region. Photo: Angeles Mariscal

Threats, persecution and intimidation are continuing, which put at risk the lives of the priest Marcelo Perez and members of the Parish Council and the Believing People of Simojovel. Incidents which have been recorded since the pilgrimage to Tuxtla held from 23rd to 26th March, include: witnesses report that the price on the head of Father Marcelo Perez has risen to one million pesos, information about the presence of armed groups in locations near to where the activities of the Parish Council are carried out, and the arbitrary detention of the catechist who read the press release prior to the pilgrimage.

In a public denunciation, the Pueblo Creyente from Simojovel state: “we will continue to struggle peacefully for a dignified life for this people, faced with so many injustices, corruption of officials, drug trafficking, narco-politicians who are ambitiously seeking to obtain government positions this year, faced with arms trafficking, faced with the opening of new bars (cantinas), and above all faced with the breakdown of the social fabric.”

Father Marcelo Perez

Father Marcelo Perez

 

Flags of Peace

Flags of Peace



http://www.chiapasparalelo.com/noticias/chiapas/2015/04/tras-peregrinacion-incrementan-amenazas-contra-padre-marcelo-y-pueblo-creyente-de-simojovel/

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