June 18, 2007 – Alianza MagonistaZapatista:
DENUNCIATION BY THE MAGONISTA-ZAPATISTA ALLIANCE
The members of the Magonista-Zapatista Alliance (AMZ) strongly denounce the little dictator of Oaxaca Ulises Ruin Ortiz (URO).
Today at 4:00 in the afternoon, a heavily armed Oaxaca state police commando unit, along with the police who have the town of Xanica under siege, burst into the house of our indigenous comrade Cesar Luis Días like a bolt from the blue and arrested him without a warrant, disregarding the presence of his three small children.
Comrade Cesar is a member of the Committee for the Defense of Indigenous Rights of Santiago Xanica (CODEDI), a council member of the APPO, one of the founders of the AMZ (adherent to the Other Campaign) and member of the Popular Anti-neoliberal Oaxacan Magonista Coordinating Body (COMPA).
It’s important to mention that, in keeping with this outrageous assault, on January 15, 2005, during the first month of URO’s regime, the same police under his command arrested three members of the same organization, Abraham García Vásquez, Juventino García Cruz, and Noel Garcia Cruz. After more than two years, they have not been sentenced and the government has not been able to prove their responsibility in any of the offenses with which the tyrant of Oaxaca has charged them.
We hold Sergio García Cruz responsible for these acts of repression; he is the municipal president imposed by URO and immediately responsible for informing URO of the participation of our comrades in the mobilizations.
We demand that the Calderón government keep its hands off Oaxaca and that the dictator URO resign.
Freedom for all political prisoners in Mexico
Without freedom there is no democracy.
Committee for the Defense of Indigenous Rights of Santiago Xanica (CODEDI)
Indian Organizations for Human Rights in Oaxaca (OIDHO)
Autonomous Magonista Collective (CAMA)
Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Mexico (APPO)
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