Filed under: Incarceration, Indigenous, Political Prisoners, Southern Mexico
Statement from Indigenous Tzotzil prisoner in struggle Marcelino Ruíz Gómez denouncing the deplorable prison conditions in CERSS No. 10 in Comitán, Chiapas
To the Zapatista Army of National Liberation
To the Human Rights Defenders
To the National and International Sixth
To the National Indigenous Congress
To the Indigenous Governing Council
To the Media
To the Believers
To the Organized Civil Society
To the People of Mexico and the World
I want to denounce the deplorable conditions I am living through here in this prison, and the constant violation of my human dignity and rights. I am demanding good food, as the food that is served here comes in small portions, is poorly prepared, and is in very bad condition. The lack of good food has caused me to get sick on various occasions.
On the February 11, I didn’t even bother to receive my breakfast, as it was beans with weevil beetles. I decided not to receive my food in that condition. I am also demanding better medical attention, as the conditions are currently deplorable. The lack of medicine and the use of expired medicines has caused my imprisoned compañeros and I problems with our health.
This is why I solicit the intervention of the Frayba Human Rights Center and the CNDH, as well as the attention of social organizations and collectives to whatever aggression or retaliation that might be carried out.
Marcelino Ruíz Gómez
Indigenous Prisoner in Struggle
Organization Vineketik en Resistencia
Adherent of the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandon Jungle of the EZLN