San Juan Copala denounces murder of leader Timoteo Alejandro Ramirez and his wife Cleriberta Castro

To the state, national and international news media

To the other campaign

To the national and international human rights organization

To the people of Mexico

The Autonomous Municipality of San Juan Copala emphatically denounces the MURDER of our top leader, Timoteo Alejandro Ramírez (44 years old) and his wife Cleriberta Castro (35 years old). The deplorable deed took place in the Yosoyuxi community, which is part of the Autonomous Municipality. According to witnesses’ statements, an unmarked three-ton truck that was apparently delivering merchandise stopped outside the store where the slain comrades live. An armed commando got out of the truck and executed the victims. This commando was made up of four NON-Triqui individuals. The Autonomous Municipality holds the Movement for Triqui Unification and Struggle (MULT) responsible for the crime.

Our comrade Alejandro was the guiding moral force of the Triqui community, a tireless leader for building stronger indigenous autonomy in the region, and the top leader of the Independent Movement for Triqui Unification and Struggle (MULTI).

This makes one more act of impunity that has occurred during the Ulises Ruiz Ortiz government.

The Autonomous Municipality of San Juan Copala, in conjunction with the undersigned organizations, demands JUSTICE in the face of this new attack and an END to the extreme violence now going on in the region.

No paramilitary group can control the rights of the Triqui people!

Justice and peace can only be built from below!

Community democracy!

MUNICIPIO AUTÓNOMO SAN JUAN COPALA
MOVIMIENTO AGRARIO INDÍGENA ZAPATISTA (MAIZ)
CENTRO DE DERECHOS HUMANOS MIGUEL AGUSTÍN PRO
FUNDACIÓN NACIONAL DE MUJERES POR LA SALUD COMUNITARIA A.C.
MOCRI-CNPA-MN
COLECTIVO CONTRA LA TORTURA Y LA IMPUNIDAD (CCTI)
TALLER INTEGRAL ARQUITECT@Z
CASA DE ONDAS
UNIDAD Y JUSTICIA POR LA LIBERTAD DE LOS PRESOS DE ATENCO
CIARENA -AC
JOVENES EN RESISTENCIA ALTERNATIVA (JRA)
ALIANZA DE MUJERES INDÍGENAS DE CENTROAMÉRICA Y MEXICO
FORO PERMANENTE POR LA COMISIÓN DE LA VERDAD
REPRESENTACIÓN SINDICAL DEL SME
GRUPO MARXISTA REVOLUCIONARIO, SME
GRUPO DE ACCIÓN POR LIBERTAD PARA COPALA
ALIANZA MEXICANA POR LA AUTODETERMINACIÓN DE LOS PUEBLOS (AMAP)
FOODFIRST INTERNACIONAL ACTION NETWORD FIAN, SECCIÓN MEXICO
COMUNIDADES CAMPESINAS Y URBANAS SOLIDARIAS (COMCAUSA -AC)
VOCES OAXAQUEÑAS CONSTRUYENDO AUTONOMIA Y LIBERTAD

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