TO THE PEOPLES OF OAXACA
TO THE SOCIAL ORGANIZATIONS
TO HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS
TO INDEPENDENT AND COMMERCIAL NEWS MEDIA
Today Tuesday 17th of July at 11:30 AM, a group of armed men with ski masks dressed in military style uniforms broke into Abraham Hernández Gonzales’ home in Salchi, Pochutla, and they violently took the compañero from his home. They later transported him in a gray pick-up truck with license plate number RH-70-92 along with motorcycles which escorted the truck.
Immediately after Hernandez Gonzales was picked up several police agencies were notified and none of them made any effort to find the compañero, who after five hour was found dead near the same community.
Oaxaca Governor Alejandro Murat is directly responsible for this kidnapping and assassination of our compañero Abraham Hernández, who carried out the important job of local coordinator for the community of Los Ciruelos. The government’s lack of interest in solving cases like this one demonstrates its complicity with criminal organizations that operate in the region and the state. Allowing these organizations to operate freely at all hours of the day without being detained by anyone illustrates the farce that is the government operation “Safe Beach”; in reality these are the places with the greatest degree of insecurity, and even more so with the return of the PRI to Oaxaca’s state government, whom we know are connected to narcotics trafficking.
We demand justice and punishment for those who are materially and intellectually responsible for the murder of the compañero Abraham Hernández. We also demand justice for our three compañeros who were assassinated on February 12th of this year. To date the state’s government has not made any advances with their cases and those responsible for these crimes are still free.
We make a call to social organizations to unite in this demand for justice for the assassinated compañeros from CODEDI and for all the social justice fighters and defenders of human rights who are living in a time of constant threat.
END THE AGGRESSIONS AGAINST CODEDI!
JUSTICE FOR OUR ASSASSINATED COMPAÑEROS!
LUIS ANGEL LIVES!
ABRAHAM HERNANDEZ LIVES!
Committee for the Defense of Indigenous Rights CODEDI, 17th of July, 2018
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