Chiapas Support Committee

Category: political prisoners


They liberate the 17 students and 2 displaced indigenous people, but prohibit political activism

By: Isaín Mandujano Today, a control judge of the El Amate Prison issued the binding to criminal proceedings of the 17 teachers college students (normalistas) and 2 displaced indigenous people, but granted them the precautionary measure of facing their proceedings…

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Students and teachers initiate a sit-in to demand the students’ liberation

By: Isaín Mandujano They denounced that a smear campaign has been orchestrated against Diego Cadenas, director of the K´untik Human Rights Center. With the la slogan “if there’s no liberation, there’ll be no election,” [1] thousands of teachers from the…

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New police eviction of Mactumactzá students

Chiapas police during the withdrawal of Mactumactzá Rural Teachers School students Photo: Juan Carlos Santiago Hernández By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal De Las Casas, Chiapas “The police came to attack us, to repress us,” a member of the student committee…

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74 Mactumactzá Women Released

Demonstrations in support of the Mactumactzá students. By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal De Las Casas, Chiapas The 74 students from the Mactumactzá Rural Normal School, (a teachers college for indigenous and campesino students), arrested on May 18 were released yesterday…

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AGAINST THE REPRESSION OF THE BAD GOVERNMENTS, 
SUPPORT TO MACTUMACTZÁ RURAL TEACHERS SCHOOL IN
 CHIAPAS AND TO THE TEPEHUANO AND WIXÁRIKA PEOPLES IN JALISCO

CNI-CIG and EZLN May 2021 To the Mactumactzá Rural Teachers School, Chiapas: To the Tepehuano and Wixárika peoples of San Lorenzo de Azqueltán, Jalisco: To the human rights organizations and collectives: To the National and International Sixth: To the communications…

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Mactumactzá in the crosshairs

A march demanding the freedom of the students arrested and imprisoned. By: Tanalís Padilla* La Jornada Sunday, May 23, 2021 The Mactumactzá students’ protest and the Chiapas government’s repression show us one more time the precariousness under which the rural…

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They demand the freedom of those arrested for demonstrating against the National Guard barracks

Ejido residents of San Jerónimo Bachajón and San Sebastián Bachajón make a denunciation. Photo: courtesy of Frayba *The Tseltal people have attended seven hearings with state government authorities to demand the freedom of the ejido residents charged, but as of…

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Political prisoners to the Zapatista Caravan: “We send our words from this dungeon and wish you much success”

From the Editors of Desinformémonos Photo: Cuartoscuro 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…

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The February betrayal, a sign of the war that continues

By: Pedro Faro Navarro* It wasn’t the EZLN that broke the dialogue and re-started the war. It was the government. It wasn’t the EZLN that feigned political well while it prepared the military and treacherous blow. It was the government….

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Aldama, Chiapas, reports 8 armed attacks in 24 hours

By: Elio Henríquez,  Tuesday, September 29, 2020 https://www.jornada.com.mx/2020/09/29/politica/004n3pol San Cristóbal De Las Casas, Chiapas The mayor of Aldama, Rodolfo López Gómez, reported that yesterday “reports were received about eight armed attacks with different caliber weapons” from different points in the…

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