The Organized Community of San Francisco, Teopisca, Denounces Paramilitary Harassment

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The Organized Community of San Francisco, Teopisca, Denounces Paramilitary Harassment

Campesinxs of San Francisco, Municipality of Teopisca, Chiapas, Mexico

To the National Indigenous Congress

To the councils of good government

To the national and international sixth

To the free media

To the defenders of human rights

To the public opinion

We are a group of campsinxs of the community of San Francisco, municipality of Teopisca, adherents to the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandona Jungle of the EZLN, in defense of land and territory

Today September 19th, we publically denounce the paramilitary group integrated by:

-Francisco de la Cruz Estrada

-Felipe de la Cruz Alvarez

-Martín Cruz Alvarez

-Javier Alvarez Cruz

-Jaime Alvarez Cruz

-Eduardo Geovani Alvarez Zuñiga

-Manuel Alvarez Castellanos

-Paulino Castellanos de la Cruz

-Pablo Shilón Gómez

-Juan Shilón Catellanos

-Amado Shilón Catellanos

-Bernardino Shilón Catellanos

-Manuel Shilón Catellanos

-Gilardo Cruz Estrada

-Luis Castellanos

-Marco Antonio Castellanos

-Marcos Gómez

-Luis Gómez

-Celerino Alvarez Castellanos

They are all members of the green ecologist party. To block our road to exit Teopisca, they were a few meters from our recuperated land. They were trying to intimidate us and prohibit the passage of our compañeros of the Sixth. They were allied with another choque group mostly of El Escalón, municipality of San Cristóbal de las Casas and other communities, to invade our recuperated land of which we have occupied. We recovered the land because we are the original peoples. We have been laborers here for 200 years.

We demand that the three levels of bad government respect out recovered land, our rights, and our self-determination. We also name responsible all of the people already mentioned, the choque group of the municipality of San Cristóbal de las Casas, Pedro Hernández Espinoza and the three levels of government for all of the aggressions that we can potentially suffer as adherents of the Sixth in our recovered land.

Land and Liberty!

Until the Victory Always

Sincerely,

Organized group of San Francisco, Municipality of Teopisca, Chiapas, Mexico. Adherents of the sixth declaration of the Lacandona Jungle of the EZLN, members of the space of articulation of Semilla Digna of the highlands of Chiapas

Translated from the original here: http://www.cgtchiapas.org/denuncias/comunidad-organizada-san-francisco-teopisca-denuncia-hostigamiento-paramilitar

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