Shock Group Threatens to Invade the Lands of Adherents to the Sixth in San Francisco, Teopisca


Campesinos from the ranch San Francisco in the municipality of Teopisca, Chiapas

To the national and international sixth

To human rights defenders

To the Zapatista councils of good government (JBG)

To the alternative media

To the National Indigenous Congress (CNI)

To civil society in general

We are a group of campesinos and campesinas from San Francisco, adherents to the sixth declaration of the Lacandona jungle and in defence of the land and territory of the indigenous peoples.

Today, August 15th, we again denounce Pedro Hernández Espinosa who initiated a demand for displacement in the district court of Teopisca. They held an investigation and on August 17th, 2015, the judge ordered seven arrest warrants within the criminal proceedings 38/2015 in the first court in San Cristobal de las Casas, against our compañeros of the Sixth and of our group in defence of land and territory, adherents of the Sixth Declaration of the EZLN. Now they are being sought after by the police to be captured and judged by the laws of the bad government.

Meanwhile, we have already filed an injunction (amparo) to demonstrate that we are not committing any crime, and the only thing that we are doing is defending the land which is ours. We also want to denounce again the shockgroup organized by Pedro Hernández Espinosa, Francisco de la Cruz Estrada and Felipe de la Cruz Alvarez, who on July 31st, arrived in our recovered lands again and occupied them showing with false documents (contracts of buying and selling) that they are now the owners of our lands, pretending to be the group in resistance named “Luz y Fuerza del Pueblo”, adherents to the Sixth, members of the community of El Escalón and of other communities.

We hold Pedro Hernández Espinosa and the shock group that wants to invade our land responsible for everything that happens in our struggle.

We demand the immediate cancellation of the seven arrest orders issued against our seven compañeros. We also name the three levels of government and the associated authorities responsible for whatever damage or detention is carried out against our compañerosand members of our group in defence of land and territory. We demand the legitimate recognition of our recovered land and of our ancestral rights.


Organized Group of San Francisco

Municipality of Teopisco, Chiapas, Mexico

Adherents to the Sixth Declaration of the EZLN

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