Chiapas: Choque Group Threatens Adherents of the Sixth, in San Francisco, Teopisca With Invasion of Land

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Chiapas: Choque Group Threatens Adherents of the Sixth, in San Francisco, Teopisca With Invasion of Land

To the national and international sixth

To those in defense of human rights

To the councils of good government

To the alternative media

To the national indigenous congress (CNI)

To the civil society in general

We are a group of campesinxs of San Francisco, adherents to the sixth declaration of the Lacandona jungle and in defense of the land and territory of the indigenous peoples.

Today, August 15th, we denounce Pedro Hernández Espinosa who initiated a demand of displacement in the district court of Teopisca. This included an investigation and on August 17th, 2015, the judge ordered seven arrest warrants in the criminal record 38/2015 in the first court in San Cristobal de las Casas. These arrest warrants are ordered against our compañeros of the Sixth and of our group in defense of land and territory, adherents of the Sixth Declaration of the EZLN. These days they are feeling sought after by the police to be captured and judged by the laws of the bad government.

Meanwhile, we have already filed an injunction to demonstrate that we are not committing any crime, and the only thing that we are doing is defending our land. We also want to denounce to the choque group organized by Pedro Hernández Espinosa, Francisco de la Cruz Estada and Felipe de la Cruz Alvarez, that on July 31st, arrived in our recovered lands and occupied them showing false documents (contracts of buying and selling). These documents falsely showed them as the owners of our lands, impersonating the group of resistance named “Luz y Fuerza del Pueblo”, adherents of the Sixth, members of the community of El Escalón and of other communities.

We hold Pedro Hernández Espinosa and the choque group that wants to invade our land responsible for everything that happens in our struggle.

We demand the immediate cancellation of the seven arrest orders issued against our seven compañeros. We also name the three levels of government and the associated authorities responsible for whatever damage or detention is carried out against our compañeros and members of our group in defense of land and territory. We demand the legitimate recognition of our recovered land and of our ancestral rights.

Sincerely,

Organized Group of San Francisco

Municipality of Teopisco, Chiapas, Mexico

Adherents of the Sixth Declaration of the EZLN

Poorly translated from the original here: http://www.pozol.org/?p=13501

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