Chiapas Support Committee

Category: political prisoners


Cristóbal Sántiz is free, more than 2 years after his arrest

The community defender was arrested when leaving work in San Cristóbal de Las Casas by officials of the Chiapas Attorney General’s specialized police By: Yessica Morales El Centro de Derechos Humanos Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human Rights Center (Frayba)…

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Tseltal march demands the freedom of imprisoned and persecuted leaders

By: Isaín Mandujano More than a thousand Catholic men and women from the Tseltal region of Chilón held a march-procession to demand the freedom of nine community leaders, two from that region, five from San Juan Cancuc and two from…

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They arrest five indigenous defenders of their territory, organizations demand their release

By: Yessica Morales The Diocese of San Cristóbal de Las Casas together with the Parish of San Juan Evangelista in San Juan Cancuc and the Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human Rights Center (Frayba), expressed their concern over the arrest…

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The López Montejo brothers are free after 11 years in prison

By: Yessica Morales *Abraham and Germán were arrested on January 17, 2011, being arbitrarily deprived of their freedom and each one sentenced to 75 years in prison [for murder].  The brothers Abraham and Germán López Montejo [1] were set free…

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Indigenous man set free after 20 years in prison

By: Editor Yéssica Morales *Marcelino was arrested on February 5, 2002, arbitrarily and illegally deprived of his freedom; he was sentenced to 25 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. The Relatives of Prisoners in Struggle Collective, the…

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The Europe of Below and Aldama, Chiapas

In the streets of Vienna, a protest to demand the return of two kidnapped Zapatistas. By: Carlos Soledad* The state of Chiapas has become powder keg. On September 11, [2021] for example, members of the paramilitary organization ORCAO kidnapped the…

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Residents: Paramilitaries attacked Aldama 203 times in October

Above Photo: Cuartoscuro | In a file image, families are given refuge in a carpentry workshop in Chivit community last June 18. By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal De Las Casas, Chiapas Residents of Aldama municipality affirmed that in October members…

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Simulated, inefficient and unpunished; the investigation of the Viejo Velasco Massacre

By: Alma Martínez *According to the semiannual report of the National Search Commission (NSC) for Chiapas, the federal subsidy authorized for actions to search for missing (disappeared) persons is $8,780,727.00 pesos. However, from 2019 to 2021 only two days of…

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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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