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Feb 11, 20

Indigenous Prisoners in Struggle Being Denied Regular Food Portions

Statement from Indigenous prisoners in struggle in Chiapas denouncing prison authorities for denying them their regular food portions as punishment for their resistance from inside the prison, CERESO No. 5, of San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas.


To the Public

To the National Indigenous Congress

To the Network Against Repression and for Solidarity

To the Zapatista Army of National Liberation

To the National and International Sixth

To the Mass and Alternative Media

To the Human Rights Defenders and the Non-Governmental Organizations

To the Independent Organizations

To the Indigenous Peoples of Mexico and the World

To the Civil Society of Mexico and the World

Indigenous prisoners in struggle of 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 EZLN. Imprisoned in CERESO No. 5 of San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas

Companerxs, hermanxs, many thanks for being attentive to our situation these last three days during the hunger strike that we began on Wednesday, February 5 and which we ended Friday, February 7.

Today, February 9, 2020, we release this public statement against the director of this prison, José Javier Sánchez Ríos. Today, we were denied the portion of tortillas that we are normally given. Normally, in total, we receive 1.5 kilos of tortillas. Today, we were only given ten tortillas each, and ten more at night.

As a result, starting today, we will not take anything from this prison until our normal portion of food is restored. That is, 1.5 kilos of tortillas for the three of us.

Starting today, February 10, our support and solidarity network will bring us food from the outside. We will thus need daily access to our visitors as they will be bringing us food because the prison doesn’t want to give us our basic food portions. The foods that we have solicited from the outside are the following: rice, beans, sugar, vegetables like tomatoes, squash, potatoes and green beans, oil, chicken, coffee and 1.5 kilos of tortillas.

This will be our food. We will take nothing from this prison until they reestablish the portions that were given to us previously.

Lastly, we invite the human rights defenders and the independent state, national and international organizations to continue demanding true justice.

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


Adrián Gómez Jiménez

Germán López Montejo

Abraham López Montejo

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