Two Members of Indigenous Organization CODEDI Arrested (Zaachila, Mexico)

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To the Media
To National and International Public Opinion
To Human Rights, Social and Resistance Organizations.
To the Indigenous People of Mexico and the World.
To the Federal and State Government.
To All Those Who Struggle.

August 24th, 2018

We, the Committee for the Defense of Indigenous Rights, CODEDI, demand the immediate freedom of our comrades César Luis Díaz and Rosalino Luis Díaz. They were detained today at around 2:00 a.m. by the Oaxaca State Police in the neighborhood of Guardado in the municipality of Zaachila.

The comrades César and Rosalino are part of the Oaxacan social movement and our organization CODEDI, who work within the communities in the southern highlands, valleys and coast of Oaxaca. Cesar has been constantly harassed. In January of last year his home was raided and he has received death threats.

We want to note that on July 17th our comrade Abraham Hernández Gonzáles was murdered after being arrested by state police. We denounce the increased police and military harassment against our organization CODEDI. On July 26th, a military convoy attempted to install a military checkpoint just outside the territory of our CODEDI Training Center.

As an organization, resist through our autonomy and freedom. Harassment, criminalization and murder is being carried out at all levels of government. We remind you that on February 12th, three other comrades were murdered.

Given these facts, we denounce and hold Governor Alejandro Murat responsible for the climate of harassment and we are demanding the immediate release of César Luis Díaz and Rosalino Luis Díaz.

For the defense of our rights and our territory, not one step back.
Justice for our fallen comrades.
No to the militarization of Indigenous communities.
For the immediate release of our political prisoners César Luis Díaz, Rosalino Luis Díaz and the other political prisoners of Oaxaca, Mexico and the world.
Ex-finca Alemania Training Center.
CODEDI
Oaxaca, Oaxaca
Friday, August 24th, 2018.

Update:
Compañeros, compañeras, thank you for being alert to the arrest of César and Rosalino. By 9:00 pm they were released with charges pending, for which the demand for their absolute freedom continues.

The Committee for the Defense of Indigenous RIghts (CODEDI) thanks the vigilant support in demanding the freedom for our compañeros César Luis Díaz and Rosalino Luis Díaz.

Solidarity will always be the strength of the people.

In the face of these events, we denounce and name responsible the governor Alejandro Murat, for the climate of harassment. We reiterate that we demand the immediate and absolute freedom for César Luis Díaz and Rosalino Luis Díaz.

For the defense of our rights and out territory, not one step back.
Justice for our fallen comrades.
No to the militarization of Indigenous communities!
Absolute freedom to César Luis Díaz and Rosalino Luis Días and all political prisoners of Oaxaca, Mexico and the world.
Training Center Ex-Finca Alemania.
CODEDI
Oaxaca, Oaxaca Friday August 24th, 2018

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