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Protest over the Liberation of the Torturers of Emeterio Marino Cruz

By: Daniel Arellano Chávez, November 17th, 2010.
Translated: Erica Lagalisse

On November 17 2010 at 9 o’clock in the morning, a meeting was held in the Criminal Courts of the Judiciary of the State of Oaxaca, which is located right behind the Central Prison of Santa María Ixcotel, to express indignation due to the liberation of five policemen that had been arrested for the torture of Emeterio Marino Cruz on July 16th 2007.

It was denounced in these Criminal Courts of the Judiciary of Oaxaca that Juan Cuevas Venegas, Agent of the 4th Table of the Public Mininstry, had announced the end of the trial of the policemen Alejandro Franklin Ortiz, Nemesio Vázquez Matus, Alfredo Luis Santos, Eugenio Silva Santiago y Javier Díaz Miguel, at which point the Judge of the Second Criminal Court issued them an in-progress sentence of 3 years, 3 months and 9 days that freed them that same day.

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Judicial authorities endorse impunity in Oaxaca. Ulises Ruiz and accomplices are exonerated from the case of Emeterio

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As many people already know, Emeterio Marino Cruz, one of the many social justice fighters that was repressed by the assassin governor Ulises Ruiz Ortiz (URO) and Felipe Calderon, filed a criminal complaint against Ulises Ruiz Ortiz, Jorge Franco Vargas, Sergio Segreste Rios, Aristeo Lopez Martinez, Daniel Camarena Flores, Alejandro Barrita Ortiz, and Evencio Nicolas Martinez on charges of abuse of authority, attempted murder, physical torture, moral torture, psychological torture, cruel and inhumane treatment, destruction of public service, and injuries.

This complaint was filed at the Mexican Attorney General’s (PGR in Spanish acronym) office. But after time, the complaint was suspended. Months later we found out that the complaint was in the hands of Evencio Nicolas Martinez, agent and defendant of the state of Oaxaca. Again, another crime was committed, because he did not step up to be a judge in this case and because he delayed the process that should proceed according to law.

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Oaxaca: Change possible with the reorganization of el pueblo, not with corrupt Political Alliances

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On January 28, 2010 a local newspaper published an article written by Reynaldo Bracamontes titled “Political Alliances: The Only Exit in the Face of Oppression: Emeterio”. In the article Emeterio supposedly says that the Political Alliance is the citizen’s alternative in order to free ourselves from the oppression of the current PRI government.

We deny this supposed declaration. The press conference held on the 27th of January was held in order to show the total impunity of the government in Oaxaca.

Our position on the elections has been clear since the moment we joined the struggle. We are sure that change will not come from a political party and it is even less likely to come from this corrupt alliance, which allegedly contains leftist political parties. In reality the leftist parties are like all political parties, reformists and thieves. All of the political parties supported the repression in 2006-2007. Change is only possible with the reorganization from the people of Oaxaca.

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