New Year’s Message from the Political Prisoners and Prisoners of Conscience of the Loxicha Region

Central Penitentiary, Oaxaca, Oaxaca; December 31, 2007

TO THE DEMOCRATIC ORGANIZATIONS
TO THE POPULAR ASSEMBLY OF THE PEOPLES OF OAXACA (APPO)
TO THE WOMEN’S COORDINATING COMMITTEE OF OAXACA (COMO)
TO THE MEMBERS OF VOCAL
TO THE DEMOCRATIC TEACHERS IN SECTION 22 OF THE TEACHER’S UNION, SNTE.
TO THE HONEST STUDENTS AND TEACHERS
TO NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS IN DEFENSE OF HUMAN RIGHTS
TO THE GROUP OF COLLECTIVES STRUGGLING FOR A DIFFERENT MEXICO
TO THE NATIONAL FRONT AGAINST REPRESSION (FNCR)
TO THE LOCAL, NATIONAL, AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS MEDIA

We, the political prisoners and prisoners of conscience of the Loxicha region write to you from behind these prison walls, having spent another winter and year’s end in this penitentiary.

We send our thanks to each and every one of you for your humanitarian stance in supporting us in this problematic situation that we’ve been in for eleven long years. We thank you for spreading the word and looking for mechanisms to win our freedom and the freedom of other comrades who are locked up in this state and in the country for political reasons. We send our combative, comradely greetings to all our brothers and sisters who are deprived of their freedom.

The difficult circumstances that we’ve confronted all these years haven’t led us to back down in our struggle. We’re keeping on with our feet planted firmly on the ground and our heads held high, raising our voices to expose all the abuses committed against us by state and federal authorities and demanding our freedom.

We believe that all of your efforts on our behalf will help us to keep on struggling in the year to come for the freedom of the Loxicha prisoners and the freedom of all other prisoners unjustly held by the authorities.

Respectfully yours,
Political prisoners and prisoners of conscience of the Loxicha Region.

C. RICARDO MARTÌEZ ENRIQUEZ
C. JUSTINO HERNÀNDEZ JOSÈ
C. ELEUTERIO HERNÀNDEZ GARCÌA
C. AGUSTÌN LUNA VALENCIA
C. ÀLVARO SEBASTIÀN RAMÌREZ
C. ESTANISLAO MARÌNEZ SANTIAGO
C. MARIO AMBROSIO MARTÌNEZ
C. CIRILO AMBROSIO ANTONIO
C. URBANO RUÌZ CRUZ
C. HABRAHAN GARCÌA RAMÌREZ
C. FORTINO ENRIQUEZ HERNÀNDEZ

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