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June 30, 2015

Polluted water given to prisoners at Prison No. 5 in San Cristóbal de Las Casas

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Polluted water given to prisoners at Prison No. 5 in San Cristóbal de Las Casas

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Alejandro Díaz Santiz, currently held in Prison No. 5 of San Cristóbal de Las Casas, who is organized in solidarity with the Voz del Amate and adheres to the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandon Jungle, has called on the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) and the State Commission on Human Rights (CEDH) to intervene within the prevailing situation of lack of healthy water being consumed in the institution. He denounced that the water comes from a deteriorated cistern that contains fissures, such that sewage from the prison enters. He postulated this as being the reason for diarrheal and dermatological diseases.

“The promise made by director Pascual Martínez Cervantes is that he will resolve this problem; however, this problem has existed for a long time, and we have seen an increasing trend of more ill prisoners,” he explained to Chiapas Paralelo. He added that within the prison purified water is sold, but the prisoners lack the means with which to buy it.

https://sipazen.wordpress.com/2015/06/29/chiapas-polluted-water-given-to-prisoners-at-prison-no-5-in-san-cristobal-de-las-casas/

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