Four Years and Five Months of Forced Displacement of the Banavil Families



To the councils of good government of the EZLN

To the national indigenous congress (CNI)

To the sixth declaration of the lancadon jungle

To the independent and honest centers of human rights

To the network again repression

To the movement for peace with justice and dignity

To the international collectives

To the national and international civil scoeity

To the free media

To the faithful people of Chiapas

To the compañerxs of the original peoples of Chiapas, Mexico and the world

On December 4th, 2011, members of the PRI assaulted us with firearms in Banvil, Chiapas. Thirteen people were displaced, mostly women and children, and our father Alonso López was forcefully disappeared by members of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) of Banavil.

Four years and five months have passed since this grave violation of human rights. As the family of Alonso López Luna, we continue in the search for truth and justice. Also we remember the obligation of the Mexican State to investigate the whereabouts of Alonso in order to find him. There are thousands of cases of disappearances in Mexico and the families continue struggling, such as the sisters, brothers, and fathers of the families of Ayotzinapa, Guerrero.

With the help of the social organizations, international collectives, and civil society, we can reach true justice like our demand that we have made for more than four years for justice, trial, and punishment of those responsible for the forced disappearance and forced displacement.

Considering all this, we demand:

  • the truth about the disappearance of our father Alonso López, and the punishment of those responsible
  • that the orders of apprehension are carried out against those responsible of the forceful disappearance of Alonso
  • immediate and definite return of our families that are displaced
  • cancellation of the two orders of apprehension against Antonio and Pedro López Girón
  • reparations for the damages done to our homes in Banavil

We also demand:

  • the live return of the 43 students of the Normal Rural de Ayotzinapa, Guerrero

Truth and Justice for Alonso López Luna!

Alonso López Luna Until He is Found!

Enough Already of the Forced Disappearances in Mexico and the World

Enough of the Forced Displacement in Chiapas

Again we thank the international organizations for their support. In particular collectives in the Basque country for the activities they have carried out in their places of origin and other collectives in solidarity with our families. We continue to invite national and international collectives to continue in solidarity with our displaced families of Banavil.

We want to invite you to the presentation of a video and a photo-exposition over the displaced of Banavil and the displaced of Primero de Agusto. The event will be held April 8th at 6:00 pm in la Colonia Alamos, Delegación Benito Juárez Mexico City at Café Zapata y April 11 at the same time in Radio Zapote at la ENAH, periférico Sur y Zapote s/n. Colonia Isidro Fabela, delegación Tlalpán, Mexico City

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