COMPA Hunger Strike Demands

TO THE INDIGENOUS ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMUNITIES
TO THE SOCIAL ORGANIZATIONS
TO THE NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS
TO THE PEOPLE OF OAXACA

The indigenous-campesino organizations that make up the Oaxacan Popular Magonist Anti-neoliberal Coordination (COMPA): CODEDI -XANICA (Committee for the Defense of the Traditions and Customs and Indigenous Rights of Santiago Xanica), CODEP (Committee for the Defense of the Rights of the People) and OIDHO (Indian Organizations for Human Rights in Oaxaca), in conjunction with CODECI (Citizens’ Defense Committee), hereby declare:

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Possible State Kidnapping of Abraham Ramírez Vásquez

To the people of Mexico
To the peoples of the world
To the alternative news media

On Saturday, January 31, at 6:00 p.m. a heavily armed commando unit of the Oaxaca state police went into the San Pedro Pochutla prison and took our indigenous comrade and political prisoner Abraham Ramírez Vásquez away in a white van with no license plates to an unknown address. Abraham and two other indigenous men, Juventino and Noel García Cruz, have been held prisoner since January 15, 2005, under the direct orders of the murderer Ulises Ruiz Ortiz (URO). Our comrades’ crime was defending their forests and their traditional practices and customs. For more than 4 years, the URO government has been unable to prove that they committed the crimes they are accused of, and accordingly, they have not been sentenced. Our comrades are members of the Committee for the Defense of Indigenous Rights (CODEDI) of Santiago Xanica, a member organization of the Magonista-Zapatista Alliance (AMZ), the Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca (APPO), and adherent to the Other Campaign.

It’s important to note that Abraham Ramírez is a man of deep libertarian and human convictions, which have motivated him more than once, even from inside the prison, to struggle against the prison authorities for prisoners’ rights.

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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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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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