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.
URGENT ACTION today! At approximately 1:00 am, the autonomous community 16 de Febrero in the autonomous municipality Lucio Cabañas, official municipality of Ocosingo, Chiapas, was attacked.
The election of municipal authorities of Oxchuc, an indigenous town in the Highlands of Chiapas, was breached when an armed group broke into the central plaza, leaving one dead, Pedro Santíz López, and several injured. Residents identify the attackers as members of the organization “Sentiments of the Nation.”
The Junta de Buen Gobierno of Caracol 10 denounces further invasion and dispossesion by “Los 40” in Nuevo San Gregorio.
Ajmaq Network of Resistance and Rebellion denounces yet another attack by ORCAO, this time burning a Zapatista Secondary School in Moisés y Gandhi.