This communiqué comes from the hunger striking Indigenous prisoners of the organization, Viniketic in Resistance, who have decided to sew their mouths shut to symbolize their demands not being heard. The original in Spanish was published by the Working Group No Estamos Todxs and can be found here.
CERSS NO. 10
Comitán de Domínguez, Chiapas
Communiqué from the Indigenous Prisoners of the Organization Viniketik in Resistance
To the Zapatista Army of National Liberation
To the National and International Civil Society
To the National and International Media
To the National and International Sixth
To the Non-Governmental Human Rights Organizations
To the Network Against Repression and For Solidarity
To the Independent Organizations
To the People of Mexico and the World
March 29, 2019
Compañeros and compañeras, brothers and sisters in struggle held behind these four walls. We have already been on a hunger strike now for two weeks and we feel weak with stomach pain.
Today, March 29th, after fifteen days of a hunger strike, we have sewn our mouths shut to symbolize how the governor of the state of Chiapas, Rutilio Escandón Cadenas, has not heard our voices.
Maybe because we are humble, poor and Indigenous and for him we are not of much value. We still do not have a response from him.
Our struggle will continue. We will continue demanding our immediate, absolute and unconditional freedom. Because for many years we have endured injustice.
We hold responsible the governor of Chiapas, C. Rutilio Escandón Cadenas, for our lives and all that happens to us because he is in charge of providing a solution.
Organization Viniketik in Resistance
On Hunger Strike:
Marceloino Ruíz Gómez
Baldemar Gómez Hernández
Juan Pérez Álvarez
Hipólito Jiménez Cruz