MEXPAZ: Solidarity ALERT! Aug 9

Harry M. Cleaver hmcleave at mundo.eco.utexas.edu
Fri Aug 11 14:54:57 MDT 1995


This posting has been forwarded to you as a service of Accion Zapatista de Austin.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Fri, 11 Aug 95 03:28:11 mdt
From: list PAZ EN MEXICO <mexpaz at uibero.uia.mx>
To: amanecer at igc.apc.org
Subject: Re: SOLIDARITY

>/* Written  2:25 AM  Aug 11, 1995 by amanecer in igc:reg.mexico */
>/* ---------- "HUMAN RIGHTS SALTO DE AGUA,CH." ---------- */
>URGENT ACTION ALERT!!!!! URGENT ACTION ALERT!!!!!!

>   Today, we have received via mexpaz-solidarity, the following
>message. this is an urgent matter, evictions are violent and costs
>lives.  PLEASE SEND A LETTER TO THE
>GOVERNOR OF CHIAPAS AND THE STATE'S HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
> Gov. of Chiapas 011-52-967-20917  Human Rights
>Comm.011-52-967-40632 . Ask that NO EVICTIONS TAKE PLACE IN THESE OR
>ANY COMMUNITY.  Demand that the Mexican Federal Army and State
>police do NOTHING to jeopardize the dialogue taking place between
>the EZLN and the Mexican Government.

>Latin American Support Office Human Rights Committee Inter Faith
>Center, 1224 south "I" St., Tacoma,Washington 98405 (206)627-2720
>fax:(206)383-2672



> COMMITTEE OF SALTO DE AGUA, CHIAPAS

>> August 9,1995

>>Today we received information that puts us on greater alert.

>>1,- "Priistas meeting in Tioquipa, Municipality of Salto de Agua,
>on Agust 5th 1995, where they planned on a date to enter and evict
>the small ranches of San Rafael, Yuxtie, Ja'tijol, Loma Bonita of
>Municipality of Salto de Agua.   The plan call for this to take
>effect on Agust 11th, and they will take 8 days in one ranch, La
>Granja, to evict the surrounding communities.  They are seeking
>and persecuting the companeros from the PRD, Gregorio Mendez
>Penate and Bartolo Arcos Me'ndez, who are from Ja'tijol.   And
>Nicola's from Loma Bonita.  "They accuse us of stealing cattle".

>>          They counted 12 trucks of peasants of different places,
>2 trucks of the Mexican Federal Army, one truck of Public Security
>and one Suburban of the Judicial Police all arrived to this
>region.

>>2.-"Tuesday, August 8th, to the ranch of Abelardo Gebarth arrived
>seven trucks of soldiers, almost 200 of them and two helicopters
>came down carrying materials said to install another military
>camp."

>>Sincerely

>>"For a Culture with Human Rights"
>> Human Rights Committee of Saltoo de Agua, Chiapas





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