Statement From Hunger Striking Indigenous Prisoners Germán López Montejo and Abraham López Montejo (Chiapas, Mexico)

These two statements comes Indigenous prisoners in struggle, Germán López Montejo and Abraham López Montejo, who began a hunger strike on March 15th, 2019. Germán and Abraham are both part of the imprisoned organizing group, La Voz Verdadera del Amate. The original in Spanish was published by the working group, No Estamos Todxs, and can be found here.

Cintalapa de Figueroa, Chiapas

March 17th, 2019

We want to share with everyone that we do not have the necessities to maintain our well-being. We lack beds. We denounce the lack of access to medical attention, telephone calls and drinking water. We demand these necessities from the director of the prison, Pascual.

We demand that these necessities are met immediately. The director of the prison is responsible. We will continue on this hunger strike. We are part of the organization and struggle. We want to publish these words compañeros, to the national and international human rights organizations, so that we get the necessities we need.

We do not have any communication access or a place to sleep. We do not have access to water and medical attention. We solicit a bed or couch and a little bit of vitamin water. We also demand visits whenever our visitors come. We demand all of this from the director of the prison, Pascual.


La Voz Verdadera del Amate

Germán López Montejo

Abraham López Montejo