Chiapas

CHIAPAS URGENT ACTION: Write Mexican authorities urging them to investigate death threats against human rights defenders

 

NOTE: A partner organization of CPT’s Chiapas, Mexico project (closed nine years ago) has requested that we share the following communiqué and appeal for action after recent death threats directed against workers in two other partner organizations.

On 24 November 2010, Ms Margarita Guadalupe Martínez Martínez, the wife of human rights defender Mr. Adolfo Guzmán Ordaz, again received death threats from unknown individuals after being intercepted on a public street in the city of San Cristóbal de Las Casas as she walked unaccompanied by her security guard.

CHIAPAS LETTER: "I will remember what happened at Acteal"

I write today with a mixture of sadness and hope. Tomorrow, December 22, 2007, is the tenth anniversary of the martyrdom of forty-five Christian pacifists belonging to a group called Las Abejas (the Bees) in Chiapas, Mexico.