Letter from Maya Q’eqchi’ Political Prisoner Bernardo Caal (Cobán, Guatemala)


The Q’eqchi’ people are injured, but not dead. Without basis or evidence, the Judge Walter Fabricio Rosales sentenced me to seven years and four months in prison. This was yesterday, November 9th, 2018.

I want to thank every single one of you for the expressions of solidarity.

The Q’eqchi’ people, in the face of the dispossession of our rivers, only demand to be informed and consulted. And it has to be done, although I am in prison.

Bernardo Caal Xol

Political prisoner demanding the fulfillment of Convention 169 of the International Labor Organization in Guatemala