Xanica Denunciation: October 5, 2008

TO THE SOCIAL ORGANIZATIONS
TO THE UNIONS
TO THE NGOs IN DEFENSE OF HUMAN RIGHTS
TO THE INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
TO THE PEOPLES OF MEXICO

Please accept warm greetings from the San Pedro Pochutla Regional Prison on behalf of Noel García Cruz, Juventino García Cruz, and Abraham Ramírez Vásquez of the Committee for the Defense of Indigenous Rights (CODEDI) and the Magonista-Zapatista Alliance (AMZ).

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Xanica prisoners denounce lack of work and food at Pochutla Prison

TO THE NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS

We, the undersigned, Abraham Ramírez Vásquez, Noel and Juventino García Cruz, members of the Committee for Defense of Indigenous Rights (CODEDI) and the Popular Anti-neoliberal Oaxacan Coordinating Group (COMPA), denounce the following:

Ever since our arrest in 2005 for the offenses of aggravated homicide and kidnapping, which we never committed and will always insist were fabricated by the tyrant Ulises Ruiz Ortiz, the current governor responsible for the crimes against humanity against our comrades in the Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca, we have been subjected to violations of our basic human rights that should be respected.

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CODEDI denounces aggression against Abraham Ramírez Vázquez

The Committee for the Defense of Indigenous Rights (CODEDI) denounces aggression against Abraham Ramírez Vázquez

On Thursday June 12 around 10:00 o’clock in the morning, the political prisoner Abraham Ramírez Vázquez was taken out of his cell for an audience with prison warden Raúl Dávalos Zavala. Without allowing time for anyone to interview him, he was handcuffed and put into a patrol car and taken to the court in Santa Maria Huatulco, without his consent, to sign a legal document.

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Appeal for Funds from CODEDI in Santiago Xanica

TO SOCIAL ORGANIZATIONS
TO COLLECTIVES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY
TO ANARCHIST GROUPS
TO SISTER ORGANIZATIONS
TO THE PEOPLE IN GENERAL

Three years and four months after the imprisonment of Noel Garcia Cruz, Juventino Garcia Cruz and Abraham Ramirez Vasquez, members of the Committee for the Defense of Indigenous Rights (CODEDI XANICA), we have not stopped struggling for their freedom in coordination with the Alianza Magonista Zapatista (AMZ). We continue to struggle despite government threats against family members and comrades of our organization with the obvious intention of leaving these indigenous comrades behind bars for protesting against the corrupt system in our country and our state.

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Xanica Resists

October 30th, 2007 – CODEDI writes: With the imposition of Sergio García Cruz over the town of Santiago Xanica, our community has lived in a state of total ungovernability, withstanding injustices, lies, and manipulation. Only days before assuming the Presidency, Sergio himself made promises to gain more votes in his favor, buying off the consciences and dignity of indigenous people; these promises have not been kept. His project is clearly based on the destruction and looting of our municipality’s natural and economic resources. He carries out his plans by deceiving and manipulating the citizens, utilizing different state and federal projects to faithfully serve the candidates, senators and the President of Mexico himself, openly seeking votes for the PRI, even though he used to call himself the “defender of the poor.” Furthermore, he misuses the town’s vehicles, lets all the machinery run down, and sells off trucks that are the patrimony of the people.

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