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(en) URGENT ACCION: LET'S STOP THE CAMPAIGN OF TERROR AGAINST CIPO-RFM* IN MEXICO (ca)

Date Wed, 19 Apr 2006 12:38:02 +0300


Facts: On April 4th, 2006, at 12 pm, relatives of our brother Miguel Cruz Moreno
received the following phone call at the cell phone #0449511655520: "I know where
your children are and I also know where your relatives are, we are going to fuck
you all up" and then hung up. At 12:10 pm they called again to the same cell phone:
"We are going to fuck you up and all your family and el negro is going to be the
last one, because we are going to take revenge from all the time we were in prison"
and without giving any opportunity to answer they hung up. At 12:15 pm they called
again: " we are going to burn your shop and all of you" and then hung up.
The calls came from the phone #0449511287297 and a public payphone,
#9515077163. We did not pay attention to these.

On April 6th, at approximately 12:30 pm they call the phone number of
the Consejo Indígena Popular de Oaxaca "Ricardo Flores Magón"
(CIPO-RFM) (517-8183), and our compañera Rosario Gómez heard a woman
asking for Miguel, so she asked –Who's calling?, to which the woman
answered: "tell MIGUEL that we are going to fuck him up and all his
family" and then hung up. Just this past Sunday, April 9, at 3:00 pm,
Miguel Cruz' family received another call, where they claimed: "it doesn't
matter what you do, we are going to make good on our threats" and the call
was lost. Again, at 4:40 pm they received another call: "we are not
playing, we are going to make good on our threats, just so you know" and
they hung up. The phone calls came from the numbers: 5510976 and
0449511291077. Due to these events, we presented a
complaint to the State Attorney General's Office, No. Av. Previa
3211/SC/06 and before the Oaxaca Commission on Human Rights, but the
latter has said that they cannot intervene. Who is Miguel Cruz Moreno?
He is an indigenous Zapoteco, defender of human rights and our
communities, responsible of the area of communications of the
organizing committee of CIPO-RFM. Furthermore, he is a well-known
promoter of the cooperative radio stations in Oaxaca, and founder of
"Nopalera Radio" "Radio Guetza " 94.1 FM and "Radio Plantón" 92.1 FM, as
well as the Centre for Community Accompaniment, AC, and participant of
alternative community projects such as the magazine "Luna Zeta," or the
Indian Network for Internet Communication. His work has been
rewarded with international prizes for photography and video. On
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14, 2004, along with 13 other members of CIPO, he was detained by the
Federal Investigations Agency for the simple "crime" of "defacing the
environment" of the Historical Centre of Oaxaca, as they were having a
peaceful protest that demanded the dismantling of paramilitary groups.
Currently under conditional freedom, he must go sign a form every 15 days
to the police department so he is not imprisoned again. Recently, the
death threats have been escalated against him and his family, so we ask
all organizations and people of good hearts to write letters and
telegrams to the federal and state governments, as well as to human rights
organizations, so that these threats are stopped, and also
precautionary measures be taken to protect him and his family.
Antecedents:
1) These threats are part of a campaign of terror, violence,
harassment, and persecution that, since December 1st, 2004, the
Governor of Oaxaca, Mexico, Ulises Ruíz Ortíz, has conducted against
indigenous communities and organizations, as well as against their
representatives and their families, who fight for our rights as
communities and bothers and sisters. This campaign is being used as a way
to impose himself in power, as his election was illegitimate, and the
majority of the people of Oaxaca did not support him. 2)
Currently, thanks to this government policy, according to the VI Report
from the Oaxacan Network of Human Rights, in 2005 alone the National
Commission on Human Rights, CNDH, has issued 3 national recommendations
against the Governor of Oaxaca; while the Inter-American Commission on
Human Rights, CIDH, has 15 cases in process, has issued 4
precautionary-action calls (aside from the 30 requests presented
recently); the CIDH also reports the following number of people
victimized by the government of Oaxaca: 600 detained, 40 injured, 33
processed (jailed), 13 threatened, 10 murdered, 2 attempted murders, 1
exiled to Canada, and countless other threatened without reports being
made. 3) Since the last 2 governments of the state, headed by Diodoro
Carrasco and José Murat, systematic aggression has been
enforced with the intent of exterminating the communities and
representatives of the Popular Indigenous Council of Oaxaca "Ricardo
Flores Magón," which since its inception in 1997 has had 500 members
detained and 11 murdered. With the current government we already have 2
jailed members, 30 representatives in conditional liberty, close to 200
members with criminal records, and 1 exiled. 4) Given that our
brother Raúl Gatica had to leave Mexico in order to seek political refuge
in Canada as the only way to preserve his life, as the Mexican government
refused to uphold the precautionary measures recommended by the
Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, harassment and
aggressive measures have been taken against his children: Inti Xinemi has
been accused of being a drug dealer by the media; Amilkar Danly's Internet
accounts have been hacked into, and he has received threats over the
Internet as well. 5) Two months after the Refugee
Protection Division of Canada determined that Raúl Gatica is a
convention refugee (as defined by the UN) on January 31st, 2006, his
daughter, a minor of only 15 years of age, Yyadzehe Yosaatzi-ni (winner of
an honorable mention at the 2006 National Photography Contest,
organized by the Federal Electoral Institute) had to endure harassment,
questioning, and humiliation from the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs as
well as from agents of the State Government, where she had to process her
passport, as the police and bureaucrats alleged that her father, Raúl
Gatica, had trouble with the government, and attempted to
condition her to receive her passport in return of information on his
father, so that nothing would happen to her father or herself. 6) A
year after the 14 detained on September 2004 were released under bail and
face a judicial process delayed and tampered with by the Fourth Penal
Tribunal, a case about which the National Commission on Human Rights has
refused to issue a recommendation, we have only received further
apprehension orders, as the one issued by the Attorney
General's Office, from Vicente Fox's government, on October 28, 2005
against Cesar Chavez Garcia, one of the most important state
representatives of CIPO-RFM.
Given the above, we ask of you to demand that the Federal and State
Government, particularly Governor Ulises Ruíz, cease the persecution and
harassment of members from CIPO-RFM, and that they, firstly, take
measures that guarantee the safety of Miguel Cruz Moreno and his family,
and secondly, guarantee that he will be able to continue working as a
defender of human rights and a promoter of alternative media. We call on
all Human Rights organizations to be vigilant to these events taking place
in Oaxaca, as our constitutional guarantees are not being upheld, and we
live in an authoritarian state only comparable to the
dictatorships of the last century in Central America, where, due to these
denouncements, government-hired assassins may kill us.
For the reconstitution and free association of our communities
Consejo Indígena Popular de Oaxaca "Ricardo Flores Magón"
CIPO-RFM
The Organizing Committee
Dolores Villalobos Cuamatzi, Rosario Gómez, Simón Illescas, Leonor
López, Crisologo Calleja, Crisóstomo Cruz Pérez, Pedro Bautista, Raúl
López, Luis Rey Matadamas, Carmen Chávez, Cesar Chávez, Leonardo López
Sarabia.
We thank all letters and phone calls, to be made to the following
addresses, demanding a solution to our problems
President: Vicente Fox Quesada email:
vicente.fox.quesada@presidencia.gob.mx
radio@presidencia.gob.mx , webadmon@op.presidencia.gob.mx Teléfonos (55)
50911100 y (55)15179, Fax: +52 (55) 5516 9537 / 5573 2126
Secretary of State: Lic. José Ma. Abascal Carranza, Secretario de
Gobernación, Secretaría de Gobernación, Bucareli 99, 1er. piso, Col.
Juárez, Delegación Cuauhtémoc, México D.F., C.P. 06600, México, Teléfono
(00 52) 5 55 546 Email segob@rtn.net.mx, Fax: +52 (55) 5093 3414

Attourney General: Lic. Daniel Cabeza de Vaca Hernández, Procurador
General de la República, Procuraduría General de la República, Reforma
Cuauhtémoc, esq. Violeta 75. Col. Guerrero, Delegación Cuauhtémoc, México
D.F., C.P.06600, México. Fax: +52 (55) 5346 0983, ofproc@pgr.gob.mx
Lic. José Luis Soberanes. Presidente de la Comisión Nacional de Derechos
Humanos. Periférico sur 3469, Col. San Jerónimo Lidice, 10200 México D.F.
Tel.: +52 (55) 5490 7400, Fax: +52 (55) 5681 7199 y 5668 0767,
correo@cndh.org.mx

Governor of the State of Oaxaca , Ulises Ruiz Ortiz Tel. (951) 5470116 y
(951) 5690241; gobernador@oaxaca.gob.mx

Oaxaca State Government Secretary: Jorge Franco Vargas Tel. (951) 5153175,
5157490: sriagral@oaxaca.gob.mx, sriagral2@oaxaca.gob.mx
Jaime Mario Pérez Jiménez, Oaxaca State Commission on Human Rights Tel.
044 951 104 43 06 o envíe un mensaje al: 512 90 20 clave 956, Fax: (951)
5135185, (951)5135191, (951) 5135197, correo@cedhoax.org Please send a
copy to ciporfm@yahoo.com.mx
LIBERTY TO THE POLITICAL PRISONERS OF CIPO-RFM; "VIVA LA AUTONOMÍA"
Consejo Indígena Popular de Oaxaca "Ricardo Flores Magón", CIPO-RFM.
Calle: Emilio Carranza 210, Sta. Lucía del Camino Oaxaca, México.
Tel: +(951) 51-78183 y +(951) 51-78190 mail: ciporfm@yahoo.com.mx,
cipo@nodo50.org , mujercipo@hotmail.com, los_magoneros@hotmail.com Visit
our website www.nodo50.org/cipo
FOR DONATIONS, ADDRESS THEM TO CIPO-RFM:
Banco Nacional de México, S.A. Domicilio Hidalgo # 821. Col.Centro,
Oaxaca. C.P.68000 Branch: Oaxaca, No. 120, Bank: Banamex - BNMXMXMM,
Account #: 002610012077451770
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