By: Elio Henríquez
San Cristóbal De Las Casas, Chiapas
The Indigenous Justice Prosecutor for the Chiapas Highlands region, Gregorio Pérez Gómez, who was in charge of the investigations into the recent acts of violence in the municipality of Pantelhó, was shot and killed murdered Tuesday night in San Cristóbal de las Casas, the State’s Attorney General (FGE) reported.
In a communication, the institution explained that: “we learned that this Tuesday at 8:55 pm, at the Prolongación Insurgentes, a dark gray Volkswagen model Gol vehicle with Chiapas license plates was found with six bullet impacts that wounded the driver, who lost his life at the place.”
It said that the victim was identified as the indigenous justice prosecutor Gregorio Pérez Gómez, a Tseltal from the municipality of Yajalón, located in the northern part of the state.
The communication pointed out that Pérez Gómez ”was the one in charge of investigations into the violent events that took place in the municipality of Pantelhó.”
The FGE and all of the district and material prosecutors lamented and condemned “profoundly and energetically the violent death of which Pérez Gómez was the object,” while they assumed “the firm commitment to investigate to the ultimate consequences, in such a way that this crime does not go unpunished.”
The place where the murder of Pérez Gómez was committed is close to his office.
Originally Published in Spanish by La Jornada
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Re-Published with English interpretation by the Chiapas Support Committee