On October 2, 1968, with direct assistance from the Central Intelligence Agency (C.I.A.) the President of Mexico Gustavo Diaz Ordaz of the P.R.I. and the Secretary of Governance Luis Echeverria ordered the massacre of several thousand university students in Tlatelolco Plaza in Mexico City. This October 2, 2013 during the 45th commemoration of the massacre, the government has reared its ugly face once again with acts of unbridled police brutality.
by the Free Víctor Herrera Govea Support Committe
FIRST OF THE YEAR 2010
Our compañero Víctor Herrera Govea is still unjustly held prisoner since his arrest at the march of October 2, 2009, where he was beaten and accused with the lie of having robbed an OXXO convenience store…
WE NEVER FORGET AND ARE KEEPING UP
THE FIGHT FROM PRISON…
…He’s inside, we’re outside..
We stand against the forgetfulness, the fatigue, the desperation, the uncertainty.
We stand against the permanent violence of the system demanding
that you say you’re sorry and beg for a pardon for fighting and living with dignity…
As part of the ongoing campaign for the freedom of our comrade Victor Herrera and other political prisoners of this fascist state in Mexico, we invite you to the actions listed below.
We would also like to inform you that Victor was transferred to a dormitory. He called us yesterday and he’s staying strong. He sends his greetings to all the comrades who’re concerned about his situation and sends special greetings to everybody from Oaxaca who’s sent their support from that rebellious land. He’s asked us for a show of solidarity in the form of phone cards and cigarettes to help him out economically inside. For further information about this, you can write directly to his family at this address: email@example.com . International comrades who’ve asked us for a bank account number can also find out about this by writing to the same email address.
Meanwhile, we’re not letting this get us down. We have the firm conviction that our comrade is innocent and we won’t stop until we see him free, struggling here with us outside.
To our combative libertarian comrades:
We’d like to share some more information with you about our friend and comrade Victor Herrera. As you know, he’s still being held prisoner in the Reclusorio Sur in Mexico City. His lawyers, along with friends and comrades, have been making a big effort to gather all possible evidence to prove that Victor did not participate in the acts he’s accused of (gang robbery and property damage to the OXXO convenience store). The assault against him is intended to punish all young libertarians and social activists, and we’ve kept up a constant political struggle for his release; yet we want to urge more people to join in so that our shouts for his freedom will be loud and forceful enough to stop the repression against him. We need to reflect on what’s happening and actively show our solidarity with this struggle. Right now it’s for Victor, but next time it could be for any one of us.
October 16, 2009
Translated by Scott Campbell
On the morning of October 11, 2009, after more than a week of remaining kidnapped by the system of injustice which reigns in our state, 10 of our 13 comrades who were arrested on October 2 gained their conditional freedom after a process plagued with irregularities and violations of their individual rights, but with the latent risk that if new elements are gathered they may again be subject to arrest, for which we ask all to be alert of any attempt to deprive them of their freedom.
We continue demanding the absolute freedom of the three comrades who remain kidnapped in the Santa María Ixcotel prison, who are: SOLEDAD GUZMAN RUIZ, GABRIEL MIJANGOS MARTINEZ, and BERNARDO RAFAEL VASQUEZ REYES, as well as demanding their physical well-being inside of the prison as the entire time they have been inside they have been threatened and attacked.