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December 27, 2015

Centre for Women’s Rights in Chiapas denounces threats

Filed under: Human rights, Repression, Uncategorized, Women — Tags: — dorsetchiapassolidarity @ 1:28 pm

 

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Centre for Women’s Rights in Chiapas denounces threats

 

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On 2 December, the Centre for Women’s Rights in Chiapas, A.C. (CdmCh) publicly denounced threats it had received. That same day, “at 4:20pm, we received a telephone call from a man calling himself ISIDRO LARA or NICANDRO DÍAZ, who identified himself as commander of the Zetas cartel and extorted the General Coordination, adding that he knew where we live, and that if we did not pay there would be consequences, and that the workers and their families would be targeted.”

The CdmCh added that “this incident joins with other acts of intimidation that have occurred in the last month, given that on 26 November, around 1:00pm, one of the comrade defenders received a call to her cell phone from a woman who extorted her by saying she had kidnapped one of her relatives. Beyond this, it has been observed that outside the central office […] two vehicles without licences patrol the zone. One of the vehicles was carrying three men who hid their faces.”

One element that worsens alarm amidst these threats has to do with the fact that, as the CdmCh affirmed, those who have made the calls have known the private information of workers at the organization.

Since 2004, CdmCh has been working to advance human rights, without discrimination based on gender, class, or ethnicity, and it has investigated and analysed the human-rights violations of women.

 

https://sipazen.wordpress.com/2015/12/26/chiapas-center-for-womens-rights-in-chiapas-denounces-threats/

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