San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, México
February 1, 2017
Press bulletin Number 1
The Center of Human Rights Bartolomé de Las Casas, AC (FRAYBA) has information regarding the health risk situation of José Oswaldo Delgado Castro (Mr. José Oswaldo). Currently José is incarcerated in the Centro de Reinerserción Social de Sentendiados number 8 (CERSS No. 8) in Villaflores, Chiapas. As a means of protest, he has sewed his lips shut declaring a hunger strike since January 9th, 2017 at approximately 8 am. He has not yet received medical attention for the illnesses from which he suffers.
According to testimony, the family of José Oswaldo denounces the lack of medical attention on part of the authorities of CERSS No. 8, as José already suffers from gastritis, salmonella, and kidney problems. His health has been deteriorating rapdily.
FRAYBA has carried our diverse interventions against the authorities of the State of Chiapas so that José Oswaldo receives medical attention, from which we have not received any response. The families indicate that he has received internal threats inside the prison for his action of protest.
According to José Oswaldo’s testimony, he indicated having been tortured during his detention and during the moment he was giving his ministerial declaration in the offices of the now defunct Specialized Unity against Organized Crime in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas; October 23, 1997, when he was 17 years old.
In agreement with the Minimum Rules of the United Nations for the Treatment of Prisoners (Nelson Mandela Rules), taking into account specifically rule 24, we urge the Secretary of Government of the State of Chiapas Juan Carlos Gómez Aranda and the Subsecretary of Execution of Penal and Security Measures, Commissioner Jefe Orlando Leyva Lobato, to guarantee adequate medical attention, as well as taking the urgent means to safeguard the health and personal integrity of José Oswaldo Delgado Castro who is under their custody.
Translated from the original here: http://frayba.org.mx/archivo/boletines/170201_boletin_01_jose_oswaldo.pdf