Central Penitentiary, State of Oaxaca, December 16, 2009
TO THE SOCIAL ORGANIZATIONS
TO HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENSE GROUPS
TO THE DEMOCRATIC TEACHERS OF SECTION 22, SNTE, OAXACA, OAX.
TO THE LOCAL, NATIONAL, AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS MEDIA
TO THE PEOPLE OF OAXACA, MEXICO, AND THE WORLD
We, the political prisoners and prisoners of conscience of the Loxicha Region who are still locked up in this prison, are writing to your organizations to let you know about the recent murder of an Indigenous Education professor who was working in the Loxicha Region and about the killings of other citizens. Day by day, state repression against the Zapotec people of Loxicha is heightened, creating an intolerable political climate precisely at the time when people are beginning to reconstruct the social fabric that was torn apart by State repression in 1996. For this reason, we, the Loxicha political prisoners and prisoners of conscience, from our battle front, vigorously repudiate the cowardly murder of professor ELEAZAR MARTINEZ ALMARAZ, who was shot down on the morning of December 14, as well as the murders of other Zapotec people, whose cases have resulted in absolute impunity.
We hold the state and municipal governments responsible for these bloody deeds, as well as the paramilitary groups that operate in the region, destabilizing the residents’ social life.
We hereby demand that the relevant authorities promptly investigate and punish the masterminds and perpetrators of these crimes in accordance with the law. Enough is enough of all this injustice by the authorities and impunity for them. It’s their duty to see that the people live in peace and harmony.
POLITICAL PRISONERS AND PRISONERS OF CONSCIENCE OF THE LOXICHA REGION, OAXACA
C. AGUSTIN LUNA VALENCIA
C. FORTINO ENRIQUEZ HERNANDEZ
C. ALVARO SEBASTIAN RAMIREZ
C. ABRAHAM GARCIA RAMIREZ
C. MARIO AMBROSIO MARTINEZ
C. JUSTINO HERNANDEZ JOSE
C. ZACARIAS P. GARCIA LOPEZ