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Mexico City protesters demand freedom for Abraham Ramírez Vásquez

Freedom for Abraham Ramírez Vásquez Gabino Cué no different than Ulises Ruiz

The immediate freedom of Abraham Ramírez Vásquez was the demand of around 30 people gathered outside the Oaxaca State Government House in Mexico City on Monday, April 18, 2011.

Abraham, the first political prisoner of the Ulises Ruiz regime was caught redhanded on January 15, 2005. Doing what? Killing? Raping? Looting the town treasury? NO! He was in the middle of a community work project along with a group of 80 people of all ages, from young kids to grandparents, in the town of Santiago Xanica, Oaxaca, when hundreds of judicial and preventive police opened fire on them with high-power weapons. Even though people fought back with rocks and shovels, Abraham was shot in the leg, arrested, tortured and jailed. Six years and three months later, he’s still locked up with no justification whatsoever.

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Letter from Abraham Ramírez Vásquez, March 26, 2011

Abraham Ramírez Vásquez Saturday, March 26, 2011

To all the international organizations that have been concerned about my situation since January 15, 2005, when I was arbitrarily arrested in the municipality of Santiago Xanica.

I’ve been held in captivity 6 years, 2 months, and 20 days; my case is still being processed, but as of now, I have not been sentenced.

In view of  the corruption and injustices still going on in the state of Oaxaca, it is clear that Gabino Cue deceived the communities with his slogan “peace and progress for Oaxaca”.   In the three months that he’s been in office, all he’s done is trample on the autonomy of our peoples, strengthen the PRI, and repress the popular teachers’ struggle.

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The political prisoners of Santiago Xanica: What do they want? Freedom!

by carolina

Abraham Ramírez Vásquez, Juventino García Cruz and Noel García Cruz, the first political prisoners of the Ulises Ruiz regime in Oaxaca, are from the Zapotec town of Santiago Xanica. The three members of the Committee for the Defense of Indigenous Rights (CODEDI) and the Popular Anti-neoliberal Oaxacan Magonista Coordinating Body (COMPA) were arrested on January 15, 2005, after hundreds of preventive and judicial police opened a crossfire on a group of 80 men, women, children and old people who were unloading bricks from a truck as part of a community work project. Abraham, Noel and Juventino were seriously wounded by gunshots. The people responded to the attack with sticks and stones, but more police came in, dragged the three wounded people out of the clinic, and took them to a house to be tortured by the police. After a few days, they were taken to the Ixcotel prison and then to the prison at Pochutla. Despite their serious wounds, they received no medical treatment until 36 hours after being admitted to the Pochutla hospital.

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Possible State Kidnapping of Abraham Ramírez Vásquez

abraham-rmz-vazquez1 To the people of Mexico
To the peoples of the world
To the alternative news media

On Saturday, January 31, at 6:00 p.m. a heavily armed commando unit of the Oaxaca state police went into the San Pedro Pochutla prison and took our indigenous comrade and political prisoner Abraham Ramírez Vásquez away in a white van with no license plates to an unknown address. Abraham and two other indigenous men, Juventino and Noel García Cruz, have been held prisoner since January 15, 2005, under the direct orders of the murderer Ulises Ruiz Ortiz (URO). Our comrades’ crime was defending their forests and their traditional practices and customs. For more than 4 years, the URO government has been unable to prove that they committed the crimes they are accused of, and accordingly, they have not been sentenced. Our comrades are members of the Committee for the Defense of Indigenous Rights (CODEDI) of Santiago Xanica, a member organization of the Magonista-Zapatista Alliance (AMZ), the Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca (APPO), and adherent to the Other Campaign.

It’s important to note that Abraham Ramírez is a man of deep libertarian and human convictions, which have motivated him more than once, even from inside the prison, to struggle against the prison authorities for prisoners’ rights.

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Communiqué from Xanica prisoners after 4 years held captive

presos-ninos-xanica-performanx-sm TO THE SOCIAL ORGANIZATIONS AND LABOR UNIONS

From San Pedro Pochutla prison in Oaxaca, the university of crime and violence, we raise our voices, our feelings, our rebellious spirit, our anger and courage.

Today, January 15, 2009, marks the fourth year we’ve been held captive by tyrants protected by laws that give them the right to kidnap, kill, and disappear our brothers and sisters who go against their projects. We say to the neoliberal puppets headed by the killer Ulises Ruiz Ortiz (URO) and to his scroungy dogs turned loose on a crime spree to fill the prisons with innocent people, that our people’s only crime is demanding their rights. As these killers well know, our rebellion comes from the heart and we’ll never just sit back and watch this injustice go on. All their chains and cells and walls aren’t strong enough to keep our voice from being heard.

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