Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Human Rights


Frayba suspends observation in Nuevo San Gregorio

Death threats against national and international observers and obstruction of Frayba human rights defense work Bulletin No. 22 San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, June 29 2022 The absence of the Mexican State puts at risk the life and integrity of…

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The military operation: kill and disappear

As Mexico begins to open its archives on the “dirty war,” Abel Barrera Hernández describes some of the Mexican Army’s counterinsurgency operations By: Abel Barrera Hernández* During the “dirty war” (1965-1990), repression in Guerrero was systematic and generalized. The report…

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Narco violence and indigenous youth

By: R. Aída Hernández Castillo* Last June 14, strongly armed indigenous youth took over the popular market of San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, and maintained control of the northern zone of this city for more than three hours, stealing,…

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Does the government of Chiapas act on its own against the EZLN?

By Magdalena Gómez The aggressions against Zapatista communities by ORCAO (Regional Organization of Coffee Growers of Ocosingo), have remained in impunity throughout the years under successive state governments. The names of the participants are known and yet, the official networks…

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In a climate of siege against NGOs, Dora Roblero assumes the leadership of Frayba

By: Elio Henríquez, Correspondent San Cristóbal De las Casas, Chiapas Dora Roblero, the new director of the Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human Rights Center (Frayba), took office yesterday, in a ceremony in which she reaffirmed her “commitment to walk…

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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 Government of Mexico foments counterinsurgency against EZLN territories

Sent by ajmaq on May 5, 2022Jovel, Chiapas, México
May 5, 2022 To the National Indigenous CongressTo the national and international SixthTo the Networks of Resistances and RebellionsTo the signers of the Declaration for LifeTo people who sow Dignity and Organization…

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The IACHR will visit 22 indigenous communities in Chiapas, victims of violence

One year after the IACHR granted precautionary measures to 12 Aldama communities, the Mexican State has not guaranteed peace and security in the territory By: Isaín Mandujano One year after the precautionary measures granted by the Inter-American Commission on Human…

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The Mexican State has not fulfilled the IACHR’s recommendations in Aldama

Magdalena Aldama, Chiapas. April 23rd, 2022 To the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. To Amnesty International for Human Rights. To the National Human Rights Commission To Non-Governmental Human Rights Centers. To the International, National, State and Independent Media. To the…

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