More Repression in Oaxaca

More Repression in Oaxaca

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John Ahni Schertow
July 17, 2007
 

On July 16, violence again broke out in Oaxaca—by the same forces that carried out the widespread torture, illegal detentions and assassinations in 2006. This time, as noted by Rights Action, it was in the name of protecting tourism. The Oaxaca Solidarity Network (OSN info@oaxacasolidarity.org) has sent out the following information regarding the attacks.

July 16, 2007 — URGENT ACTION
REPRESSION AGAINST POPULAR MOVEMENT OF OAXACA

This Monday, June 16th at approximately 11:30am, “security” officers with the Mexican Army, Federal preventative Police, Federal Agency of Investigation, Preventative Police and the Oaxaquan Municipal Police, attacked members of the APPO (Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca) and Section 22 teachers of the National Syndicate of Education Workers (SNTE) with tear gas and rocks in an effort to stop them from entering the Guelaguetza auditorium, located on the Fortín Hill in Oaxaca City.

In this confrontation, the “security” forces beat teachers and others participating in the peaceful manifestation. In addition, the police threw tear gas at commercial establishments, private homes, and public buildings. Reporters and photo journalists were injured, among them being employees of Reforma, Las Noticias, and Marca y Tiempo who were covering of the fierce attacks of the police.

LIST OF ILLEGALY DETAINED AND/ OR CURRENTLY DISAPPEARED

[Servicios para una Educación Alternativa, EDUCA, metodologia@educaoaxaca.org, www.educaoaxaca.org, www.usosycostumbres.org]

Sergio Jair Martínez Julian
Genaro Hernández Martínez
Jorge Luís Martínez
José López Martínez
Eliel González
Joaquín Vicente
Jesús López Martínez
Juan Carlos Cruz
Edilberto Yescas Aguilar
Pablo Pérez Hernández
Constantino Martínez Sánchez
Saúl Martínez Pérez
Ignacio Martínez Pérez
Armando Agustín Carriedo Chávez
Carlos Jair Martínez
María de Lourdes Hernández Hernández (38 años)
Patzi García Hernández (15 años)
Monserrat García Hernández (13 años)
Omar García Hernández
Concepción García Velasco
Rodrigo Getzemaní Martínez (15 años)
Joaquín Israel Vicente Cruz
Julio Alberto Ortiz

WOUNDED PEOPLE, TAKEN TO HOSPITAL

Emeterio Cruz
Alfredo García López (lawyer with the Comité 25 de Noviembre)
César Grijalva
Profesora Elvira “N”
Rodolfo “N”

URGENT ACTION:

Share this info and your concerns, with your media, your politicians, the Mexican embassy in your country (you can find contact information here), the Mexican consular office nearest you. Make the following points and demand responses:

ADDRESSES:
Ambassador Carlos Alberto De Icaza Gonzalez
Embassy of Mexico
1911 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington DC 20006
Fax: 1 202 728 1698

Governor of Oaxaca:
Ulises Ruiz Ortiz
E: gobernador@oaxaca.gob.mx
F: 011 52 951 511 6879

FIND the Mexican Consular office nearest to you, and write, call, email, fax
them … and DEMAND A RESPONSE.

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