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Human rights defender Mr Omar Esparza Zárarte on hunger strike over impunity for the assassination of Bety Cariño

By 9 mayo, 2014 Sin Comentarios

BETY MURALOn April 29 2014, human rights defender Mr Omar Esparza Zárarte began a hunger strike, demanding that the Mexican and Oaxacan authorities end the four years of impunity for those responsible for the of killing human rights defender Ms Bety Cariño. Omar Esparza is a leader of Movimiento Agrario Indígena Zapatista (MAIZ) – The Zapatista Indigenous Agricultural Movement, and the husband of Bety Cariño.

JYRI MURalOn 27 April 2010, Mexican human rights defender Bety Cariño and Finnish activist Jyry Antero Jaakahola were killed in a paramilitary attack on a peaceful solidarity caravan in Oaxaca, Mexico. As the caravan attempted to enter the autonomous indigenous municipality of San Juan Copala to deliver provisions to the people there, it came under fire. The community had been under siege by armed groups and Bety Cariño, along with other Mexican and international human rights defenders, were trying to break the siege and lend support.


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On April 29 2014, human rights defender Mr Omar Esparza Zárarte began a hunger strike, demanding that the Mexican and Oaxacan authorities end the four years of impunity for those responsible for the of killing human rights defender Ms Bety Cariño.

Omar Esparza is a leader of Movimiento Agrario Indígena Zapatista (MAIZ) – The Zapatista Indigenous Agricultural Movement, and the husband of Bety Cariño.

– See more at: http://www.frontlinedefenders.org/node/25856#sthash.hYa3btGG.dpuf

On April 29 2014, human rights defender Mr Omar Esparza Zárarte began a hunger strike, demanding that the Mexican and Oaxacan authorities end the four years of impunity for those responsible for the of killing human rights defender Ms Bety Cariño.

Omar Esparza is a leader of Movimiento Agrario Indígena Zapatista (MAIZ) – The Zapatista Indigenous Agricultural Movement, and the husband of Bety Cariño.

– See more at: http://www.frontlinedefenders.org/node/25856#sthash.hYa3btGG.dpuf

On April 29 2014, human rights defender Mr Omar Esparza Zárarte began a hunger strike, demanding that the Mexican and Oaxacan authorities end the four years of impunity for those responsible for the of killing human rights defender Ms Bety Cariño.

Omar Esparza is a leader of Movimiento Agrario Indígena Zapatista (MAIZ) – The Zapatista Indigenous Agricultural Movement, and the husband of Bety Cariño.

– See more at: http://www.frontlinedefenders.org/node/25856#sthash.hYa3btGG.dpuf

On April 29 2014, human rights defender Mr Omar Esparza Zárarte began a hunger strike, demanding that the Mexican and Oaxacan authorities end the four years of impunity for those responsible for the of killing human rights defender Ms Bety Cariño.

Omar Esparza is a leader of Movimiento Agrario Indígena Zapatista (MAIZ) – The Zapatista Indigenous Agricultural Movement, and the husband of Bety Cariño.

– See more at: http://www.frontlinedefenders.org/node/25856#sthash.hYa3btGG.dpuf

On April 29 2014, human rights defender Mr Omar Esparza Zárarte began a hunger strike, demanding that the Mexican and Oaxacan authorities end the four years of impunity for those responsible for the of killing human rights defender Ms Bety Cariño.

Omar Esparza is a leader of Movimiento Agrario Indígena Zapatista (MAIZ) – The Zapatista Indigenous Agricultural Movement, and the husband of Bety Cariño.

– See more at: http://www.frontlinedefenders.org/node/25856#sthash.hYa3btGG.dpuf