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[Newsletter] Stop the militarization and Human Rights Violations in Oaxaca: Civil Organizations

By 20 agosto, 2015 Sin Comentarios days of intense street fighting and resistance in 2006, the Oaxacan people cherished the hope of a change in the exercise of power, and did not hesitate to vote for Gabino Cue Monteagudo. However, after four and a half years, far from eradicating the serious and systematic human rights violations, the current government indifference and lack of action deepened the long time serious situation of injustice that the state had lived. Proof of this is that so far remain unpunished all the grievances committed by the government against the social movement in 2006, a suspicious impunity that shows the existence of a fact amnesty for crimes against humanity committed during the previous administration, headed by Ulises Ruiz Ortiz. In Oaxaca, a state of emergency exists undeclared. The military and police presence arranged between Gabino Cue and Enrique Peña Nieto evidences the policy of criminalization to the social protest. To “guarantee” the Election Day was only an excuse to set Oaxaca, in fact, under siege.

 Two and a half years after Enrique Peña Nieto arrived as the Mexican Republic President; we have seen the violation of human rights far from being an anomaly, systematically practiced as part of the customary government policy through its militarized federal state; the disappearance of 43 students in Ayotzinapa, illegal and arbitrary arrests of protesters, hundreds of people imprisoned for political reasons, thousands tortured and disappeared who are not even registered, extrajudicial executions as Calera, Ostula and Tlatlaya, murders of defenders, advocates and journalists, widespread feminicide and the great economic debacle the country is in, which undoubtedly deepen the gap of poverty and inequality.

As has happened in other times in history, today the State openly began its military and police “politic”, against all social movements and manifestations…

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