Communiqué from Indigenous Prisoner in Struggle, Alfredo Goméz Lopez, After his Release (Chiapas, Mexico)

This communiqué comes from Indigenous prisoner in struggle, Alfredo Goméz Lopez, upon being released after over ten years in prison for crimes fabricated by the state. Alfredo Goméz Lopez is a member of the imprisoned Indigenous organizing group, the Voice of Indigenous Resistance. The original in Spanish was published by the Working Group “No Estamos Todos” and can be found here.


February 20th, 2019


The Voice of Indigenous Resistance

Adherent of the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandon Jungle of the EZLN

To the Zapatista Army of National Liberation

To the National and International Civil Society

To the National and International Media

To the National and International Sixth

To the National Indigenous Congress

To the Non-governmental Human Rights Organizations

To the Network Against Repression and for Solidarity

To the Independent Organizations

To the People of Mexico and the World

Compañerxs from different parts of the world, I send you a cordial and affectionate greeting. To all parts of the world, we are always united in struggle against the injustices of the bad governments. I thank you all from the bottom of my heard that you have always accompanied us in our journey. Together we have fought in rebellion and struggle. I was released at 3:20 in the afternoon on February 19th, 2019. I was unjustly imprisoned for 10 years and five months while my human rights were violated. The bad system of the state fabricated crimes against me based on threats and physical/ psychological torture, deceptions and lies. I was forced to sign papers with my eyes blindfolded. They made me sign beneath threats. For many decades, many centuries, the bad governments that have governed decade after decade have caused so much injustice against the people that live in the world.

As federal, state and municipal governments, they are not interested in the well being of the people, and much less the well being of those who are imprisoned. For them, it is much better that we die or that they kill us in the prisons. In my case, I was kidnapped for years; an unforgettable act; the lost time and physical, mental, moral, psychological and economic damage both to my family and I. For that reason, I demand freedom for my comrades in struggle. I demand freedom for Adrián Gómez Jiménez who awaits his sentence. I ask for his acquittal as he has been imprisoned for 15 years without a sentence. I also demand my compañero Juan de la Cruiz Ruiz be released after 12 years in prison. In every prison there are people who are unjustly imprisoned, that are innocent, with their human rights being violated.


Uniting the voices and forces of the Mexican people, we will achieve true justice!


The Voice of Indigenous Resistance

Alfredo Goméz Lopez