Filed under: Incarceration, Indigenous, Mexico, Political Prisoners, Solidarity
Two letters from Indigenous prisoners in struggle in Chiapas showing their solidarity with Yaqui political prisoner, Fidencio Aldama
CERSS NO. 10
Comitán, Chiapas, Mexico
Dear Compañero Fidencio Aldama,
From this prison, I send you an affectionate and combative salute.
From inside these four walls, I want to express my solidarity with you, knowing that it has not been easy for you and your family, being victims of an authoritarian government, beneath an inhumane and repressive prison system. The government has utilized this system as a weapon to repress those who resist the tyranny of capitalism, and to repress all Indigenous peoples who defend our territories. We have the true spirit of solidarity and resistance of the working class. This contemporary capitalist system has carried out nothing more than territorial dispossession for the exploitation of our mother earth. It is a system that confirms the realities of genocide.
I know that your incarceration is unjust and political, and I understand the lasting cruelties that you have suffered in prison waiting for justice to be served soon. I know you will achieve your freedom, which is my heartfelt wish, and that you will be outside of the barbed wire fences and the concrete graves of the prisons.
I send you an embrace and much encouragement for you and your family.
We will not be free, until we are all free.
Organization Vineketik en Resistencia
Adherent of the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandon Jungle of the EZLN
Marcelino Ruiz Gómez
CERESO No. 5
San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico
Dear Compañero Fidencio Aldama,
I hope you are in stable health and good spirits, with much strength and courage to continue struggling against the injustices we experience in Mexico and throughout the world. I send you my cordial greetings from CERESO No. 5 in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, from Adrián Gómez Jiménez, Indigenous Tzotzil prisoner in struggle.
From this CERESO No. 5, our trench of struggle, I write to you as part of the campaign for letters and solidarity artwork. We know that the powerful of above have always tried to dispossess us of our lands, and that is what has happened in your case. Through information that has been shared with me by the networks of resistance and solidarity, I have come to know more about your case. More than anything, I write to express my solidarity and to demand your freedom from the government who is responsible for your detention. For this, from CERESO No. 5, I write this letter to demand your freedom for the campaign that your compañeras and compañeros of struggle and resistance are organizing.
Freedom for Yaqui political prisoner Fidencio Aldama!
No more cruelty and unjust imprisonment!
The bad government is responsible for so much injustice carried out against people that struggle for a fair cause and a better life.
The bad government commits many atrocities, assassinations, forced disappearances, and imprisonment.
While there exists many abuses, we maintain plenty of courage to continue struggling for a cause, for a better life, for a better future for the children. The struggle continues until we achieve our goal.
Compañero Fidencio Aldama, I don’t have much more to say other than to send you strength, courage, and bravery.
Uniting our voices and forces, the people of Mexico will achieve true justice.
Adrián Gómez Jiménez