Members of La Sexta in Bachajon block highways to demand that the government free their comrades
6 March 2017
Declaration by adherents to the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandon Forest, Chiapas, Mexico, 6 March 2017
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To the Councils of Good Government
To the National Indigenous Congress
To adherents to the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandon Forest, in Mexico and beyond
To the mass media and alternative media
To the Network against Repression and for Solidarity
To the Movement for Justice in El Barrio, in New York
To defenders of human rights, at national and international levels
To the people of Mexico and the world
Comrades, we greet you, your organisations and all peoples in resistance, on behalf of members of the Sexta from the ejido of San Sebastian Bachajon in Chiapas.
Through this bulletin we raise our voice to demand justice, and the immediate freeing of three of our comrades who are being held prisoner in separate prisons.
Today we are camped out at Nahilte on the Palenque-Ocosingo highway, blocking the road, in order to carry out a peaceful protest to demand the immediate freeing of our comrades who have been unjustly detained: Esteban Gómez Jiménez, held in gaol in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Santiago Moreno Pérez, and Emilio Jiménez Gómez, who are being held at the Playas de Catazaja prison, also in Chiapas. All three were detained in an arbitrary way, for crimes that were never committed, and on the basis of false accusations. The have been arrested solely because of their commitment to defend mother earth, and for raising their voices to defend natural resources, their territory, and their life.
We also denounce efforts to implement the government’s PROCEDE and FANAR programmes, by the Ejidal Commissioner Manuel Guzman Alvaro and the Agrarian Procurate. These programmes are promoting the parcelling up of our land into lots, so that it can be privatised and stolen from us in order to implement mega development projects. We reject the work that the Ejidal Commision is doing for the bad government, and we ask all the people of San Sebastian Bachajon not to fall for their deceits. We don’t need PROCEDE or FANAR, because as a people we already know how to defend our lands, and to solve internal disputes within the community.
From the northern zone of Chiapas state, the women and men of San Sebastian Bachajon salute all of our comrades, the communities and peoples of Mexico, and all those in the wider world who are struggling against bad rulers.
Never again a Mexico without us
Land and freedom
Onward to victory, always!
Freedom for political prisoners!
Juan Vazquez Guzman lives, the struggle in Bachajon goes on!
Juan Carlos Gomez Silvano lives, the struggle in Bachajon goes on!
No to the theft of indigenous lands!
All state police must leave our indigenous territory!
Reveal the whereabouts of the disappeared and assassinated comrades from the Raul Isidro Burgos School in Ayotzinapa!
JUSTICE FOR OUR COMRADE JUAN VAZQUEZ GUZMAN, FOR AYOTZINAPA, ACTEAL, ABC, ATENCO!