Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Displacement


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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They deny return to those displaced from Santa Martha, and accuse them of killing 6

By: Ángeles Mariscal Residents of Santa Martha, Chenalhó [those who remain there), accused the group of more than 30 families that were displaced from that community of breaking an agreement for the distribution of lands and murdering six of their…

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Frayba: Inaction of the Mexican State deepens violence in Chiapas Highlands

San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, MexicoOctober 5, 2022Bulletin No. 31 The Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human Rights Center (Frayba) condemns the acts of violence occurring in the Santa Martha Section, municipality of Chenalhó, Chiapas. According to various sources…

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Chenalhó, Chiapas, the struggle for land via the armed path

By: Ángeles Mariscal Seven days of constant attacks have passed, without the government being able to intervene to stop the confrontation that is being waged within the Santa Martha Chenalhó armed group, over the possession of 49.5 hectares of land….

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Armed group burns houses, murders opponents, displaces 32 families who flee to Polhó

By: Ángeles Mariscal This Tuesday marks six days since factions of the armed group that formed in Santa Martha, Chenalhó, in the Chiapas Highlands, have confronted each other. No authority of the three levels of government has entered the place,…

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Armed group in Chenalhó keeps a community under siege, and murders several residents

By: Ángeles Mariscal Since Thursday, September 29, an armed group of approximately 60 people in Santa Martha, Chenalhó, has kept the Atzamiló community, located within the same ejido, under siege; it killed at least four people, denounced residents. The events occurred because…

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They ask the UN to urge Mexico to respect indigenous rights

By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas Organizations headed by the Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human Rights Center (Frayba) requested that Cecilia Jiménez-Damary, Special Rapporteur of the United Nations Organization on the Human Rights of Internally Forced…

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AJMAQ: The government doesn’t exist in Chiapas, it doesn’t see, it doesn’t hear and it doesn’t speak

By: Yessica Morales On multiple occasions, the Frayba has made the three levels of government aware of the constant aggressions against the EZLN support bases in Nuevo San Gregorio, who remain in resistance and defense of the territory recovered since…

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Bullets rain again in Aldama, Chiapas

By: Hermann Bellinghausen, Envoy San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas After a month and a half of relative calm in the Tsotsil communities of Magdalena Aldama, the rain of bullets from snipers, alleged paramilitaries, posted in different Santa Martha towns,…

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Joint Statement against the aggressions towards communities of the EZLN’s Caracol 10

Jobel, Chiapas, Mexico On July 28, 2022 To the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN, Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional)To the National Indigenous CongressTo the National and International SextaTo the Networks of Resistance and RebellionTo those who sign the Declaration for…

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