By: Angeles Mariscal Esmeralda Arosemena de Troitiño, president of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) asked the Mexican government for “the commitment to arrest those responsible” for the armed attacks on the indigenous population of Aldama Municipality. The president of the IACHR, the executive secretary Tania Reneaum Panszi, and two specialists from the precautionary […]
The Fray Bartolomé de las Casas Human Rights Center indicated that the visit, from July 11 to 15, will take place “in the midst of a proliferation of armed groups and the negligence of the Mexican government regarding compliance with the precautionary measures,” which were granted due to the fact that, because of land conflicts, indigenous peoples have been attacked and displaced.
by Isaín Mandujano
One year after the IACHR granted precautionary measures to 12 Aldama communities, the Mexican State has not guaranteed peace and security in the territory.
“Faced with these injustices, we ask the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to visit our community and our comrade Cristóbal Santiz Jiménez, held in prison by the state.”
International organizations The Indigenous Peoples Rights International (IPRI) and Front Line Defenders (FLD) expressed in a report, their profound concern in the face of a new wave of violence against the indigenous Tsotsil y Tseltal communities in the state of Chiapas.