Playas de Catazaja Jail – Chiapas, No. 17.

TO THE ADHERENTS OF THE OTHER CAMPAIGN – NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL

TO THE NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL CIVIL ORGANIZATIONS

TO THE HUMAN RIGHTS – NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL

TO THE PUBLIC OPINION

Via this letter, we denounce publically the bad federal and state government, and its components: Owing to the construction of the toll booth by the San Sebastián Bachajón ejido, located in territory of adherents of The Other Campaign of the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandon Jungle, the bad government has sought to destroy our organization for defending the land against its attempt to seize the natural wealth and reserves as an eco-turism project – without authorization from members of the ejido of the three centers of said ejido. It seeks the Agua Azul waterfall in order to put the so-called “Vision 2030” or some transnational project. As Tzeltal indigenous people who live on the land and defend the lands our grandparents have left us, the government does not view this favorably and as such, on February 3, kidnapped our compas for not conceding to a dialogue and agreement to hand over our natural resources to the bad government. They themselves fabricated the three crimes that they accuse us of committing. Additionally on the days in which these supposed crimes took place, a group of people from the Ecologist Green Party of Mexico (PVEM) arrived and began to provoke and rob the said locale and obstructed the path for the eco-tourists; and then blamed us for it. We are Juan Aguilar Guzman, Jeronimo Guzman Mendez, Domingo Perez Alvaro and Domingo Garcia Gomez kidnapped in this prison and another in Villa Crisol, Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chapas, Mariano Demeza Silvano. We hope that justice be done in a transparent way, and that they do not blame us for the above mentioned day, as not one of the five of us who are currently kidnapped was there. For this reason, compañer@s of other organizations, support us with actions from your respective places to obtain our immediate release – without any other condition from the government. We are with you in struggle.

The struggle continues! Zapata lives!

The land is not for sale! It is to be defended!

Attentively,

Political Prisoners

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