December 9th, 2006 – translation by Colin McKenzie of the latest CODEP note, and accompanying article (from today’s La Jornada), follows.
The following newspaper article gives an account of the criminalization of the protest in Oaxaca by means of falsification of the crimes of the members of the Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca (APPO) and the particular persecution of members of social organization.
RESPECT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND CONSTITUTIONAL GUARANTEES IN OUR STATE!
LEAVE, ULISES RUIZ AND THE FEDERAL OCCUPYING FORCES!
DISMANTLE THE PARAMILITARY GROUPS!
IMMEDIATE AND UNCONDITIONAL FREEDOM FOR THE POLITICAL PRISONERS!
PRESENT, ALIVE, THE DISAPPEARED!
PUNISHMENT OF THE ASSASSINS OF THE COMPAÑEROS DURING THE STRUGGLE!
FOR OUR DEAD, PRISONERS, AND DISAPPEARED, NOT ONE STEP BACK!
All the power to the people!
COMMITTEE FOR THE DEFENSE OF THE RIGHTS OF THE PEOPLE
POPULAR ASSEMBLY OF THE PEOPLES OF OAXACA
Pending, arrest warrants against 35 members of the APPO
ISRAEL DAVILA, CORRESPONDENT
Almoloya de Juárez, Mex., December 7th. There exist arrest warrants against another 35 members of the Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca (APPO) […] The above mentioned was made known during audiences in which judges of the state of México tried to gather testimony from Flavio Sosa Villavicencio, member of the state council of the APPO, related to the five lawsuits which are disputed in the federal penitentiary of Almoloya de Juárez, known known as Altiplano.
As in the case of lawsuit number 71/06 in the mixed trial [i.e., lower] court of Ocotlán de Morelos, Oaxaca, where Flavio Sosa and his brother Horacio are accused of kidnapping, causing injury and violent robbery against municipal functionaries for the events of August 15th, the judge Manuel Agustín Esquivel Valois also has pending the carrying out of arrest warrants against [Enrique] Rueda Pacheco.
In this lawsuit, also, there are pending arrest warrants for Daniel Rosas Romero, Rosendo Ramírez, Rogelio Pensamiento Mesinas, César Mateos, Jorge Sosa, Daniel Sosa, Marcelino Mateos, Gustavo Sosa Villavicencio, brother of Flavio and Erick Sosa Villavicencio, who has already been sent to the prison of Nayarit.
In lawsuit number 70/06, […] warrants against María del Carmen López Vásquez, Ulises Hernández López, Rogelio Pensamiento Mesinas, Alberto Martínez Vásquez, Samuel Hernández Morales, Jacqueline López Almazán and Mario Cruz López are pending.
Teachers’ [union] leadership arrested
In lawsuit number 102/06, for crimes of destruction of property and destruction—with criminal intent—by arson, against the government of Oaxaca, of the Guelaguetza auditorium on July 17th, under the direction of the judge of the the mixed trial court of Tlacolula de Matamoros, María de los Angeles Vásquez García, there are arrest warrants pending to be carried out against Ulises Hernández López, Rosendo Ramírez Sánchez, Alejandro Cruz López, Samuel Hernández Morales, Alberto Martínez Vásquez, Armando Toledo Aquino, Aurelio Gómez Pedro, Rogelio Pensamiento Mesinas, José Antonio Hernández Santos and Daniel Rosas Romero. Only Catarino Torres Pereda, member of section 22 of the National Educational Workers Union (SNTE, by its Spanish acronym) is currently detained, in the Altiplano prison.
With respect to lawsuit 58/06, under the direction of judge Esquivel Valois, for the crime of robbery committed specifically against the municipality of Miahuatlán, for the events of August 5th 2006 relating to the robbery of a pipe and a backhoe, whose cost is calculated to be 370 thousand pesos [~$37,000 USD], arrest warrants are pending against Tomás Martínez Pinacho, Venancio Ojeda Figueroa, Leopoldo Valencia Santiago, Raúl Zárate, Luis Hernández López, Rogelio Pensamiento Mesinas, Samuel Hernández, Miguel Angel Shultz Dávila and Rosendo Ramírez Sánchez.
Lastly, in penal lawsuit number 136 of 2006 in the first penal-trial court of Etla, Oaxaca judicial district, for the crime of aggravated plundering against the Oaxaca Radio and Television Corporation, Channel/Canal 9, on August 1st, arrest warrants against Jacqueline López Almazán, Margarita García García, Esmeralda Martínez Martínez, Hortensia Luis López, Maribel Martínez, Rogelio Pensamiento Mesinas, Ulises Hernández López, Omar Olivera Espinoza, Maria del Carmen López Vázquez, Carmen Sosa, Sandra Cancino Armenta and Aline Castellanos Jurado are pending to be carried out.
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