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Jul 23, 20

Communique from Indigenous Prisoners in Struggle in Chiapas

Indigenous prisoners in struggle in CERSS No. 5 in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, announce a change of strategy in their political struggle after agreements reached with the director of the prison

 

To the Public

To the Networks of Resistance and Rebellion

To the National Indigenous Congress

To the National and International Sixth

To the Zapatista Army of National Liberation

To the Network Against Repression and for Solidarity

To the Mass and Alternative Media

To the Human Rights Defenders

To the Independent Organizations

To the People of Mexico and the World

Compañeros and compañeras, brothers and sisters, all those who have been attentive to our struggle, receive warm greetings from the organizations, La Voz de Indígenas en Resistencia and La Voz Verdadera del Amate, adherents of the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandon Jungle of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation, currently imprisoned in CERSS No. 5 in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas.

With this communique, we want to share that the circumstances of our political struggle have changed. On July 20, 2020, we had a dialogue with the director of the prison about changing our dormitory and ending our protest encampment inside this prison. We have made this decision to reintegrate ourselves into the activities of the different areas of the prison in order to secure our early release. We are giving the director of this prison, José Juan Trujillo Cruz, the benefit of the doubt. We will take classes for a time period in order to secure our early release. Those are the agreements to which we have arrived. In the case that the agreements reached through the dialogue aren’t upheld, we will return to our protest encampment and an indefinite hunger strike. As of now, we will reincorporate and reintegrate ourselves into the activities together with the other prisoners so as to obtain our freedom. Our space of struggle will continue as a work space, but with whatever repression, abuse of authority, or failure to comply to the agreements reached, we will return to our protest encampment.

Lastly, we invite the state, national and international independent organizations and the state, national and international human rights defenders to continue demanding true justice and freedom for political prisoners, prisoners in struggle, and prisoners of conscious.

Uniting the voices and forces of the Mexican people, true justice will triumph.

Respectfully,

Adrián Gómez Jiménez

German López Montejo

Abraham López Montejo

Lastly, we repeat that we continue our struggle for freedom.

July 20, 2020

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