From the Editors of Desinformémonos
Mexico City | Desinformémonos
“From this dungeon we send our words and wish you much success and a happy trip crossing the heart of the sea”, the indigenous political prisoners of CERESO 5 in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas expressed to the Zapatista caravan that’s heading to Europe.
In a letter, the prisoners Adrián Gómez Jiménez, of the organization called “The Voice of Indigenous in Resistance”; Germán López Montejo and Abraham López Montejo, from The True Voice of El Amate, showed their admiration for members of the Zapatista National Liberation Army that set sail last May 3 for the European continent.
“From our trench of struggle we are admirers and [you are] a great example for us that the struggle goes on and on,” the Chiapas indigenous prisoners said, from where they reaffirmed their support for the Zapatistas who struggle “for a better life.”
On the other hand, the political prisoners in San Cristóbal de las Casas also called on human rights defenders to demand “true justice and freedom for political prisoners, prisoners of conscience and prisoners in struggle.”
Here is the complete letter:
To the Zapatista National Liberation Army
To the National Indigenous Congress
To the National and International Sixth
To the independent organizations, as well as governmental
To the Networks of Resistance and Rebellion throughout the world that fight against capitalism, racism and destruction of the environment
To the free, independent and alternative communications media
To public opinion in general
Prisoner in struggle Adrián Gómez Jiménez, a member of the organization called “The Voice of Indigenous in Resistance,” German López Montejo and Abraham López Montejo, members of the organization called The True Voice of El Amate and adherents to the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandón Jungle of the Zapatista National Liberation Army (Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional, EZLN, secluded in CERESO number 5 in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, México.
Compañeras and compañeros, first of all, receive an affectionate and combative greeting from Adrián Gómez Jiménez, German López Montejo and Abraham López Montejo. After this greeting, we turn to giving our words to you with great gratitude. We are very grateful for your struggles and the courage you have shown, because from our trench of struggle we are admirers and [you are] a great example for us that the struggle goes on and on. That’s why from this dungeon we send out our words and wish you much success and a happy voyage crossing the heart of the sea, traveling on the oceans with the heart willing to sacrifice your time, leaving your families for the purpose of supporting the Zapatista compas for a better life that we deserve without the exception of anyone. We want to tell you that you are not alone.
Brothers and sisters, once again we repeat our words: Happy journey and a lot of strength in the struggle!
Finally, we invite human rights defenders and independent state, national and international organizations to continue demanding true justice and freedom for political prisoners, prisoners of conscience and prisoners in struggle.
Uniting our voices and the strength of the Mexican peoples true justice will triumph.
Adrian Gómez Jiménez
German López Montejo
Abraham López Montejo
Originally Published in Spanish by Desinformémonos on May 18, 2021
Re-Published with English interpretation by the Chiapas Support Committee