(Eng) A call to disobedience (Cast)

neil birrell (neil@lds.co.uk)
Sat, 3 Feb 1996 11:54:45 +0100


NICARAGUA 2nd Feb 1996

Most of the students who were arrested have now been released but 15 (mainly
student leaders) are still being detained and will go to trial as criminals
through the high courts.

The following communique is a call to the National Police appealing to them
to disobey orders. I personally feel it is one of the better statements from
the students.
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COMMUNIQUE (2nd Feb 1996)

To members of the National Police.

We address you because we cannot believe that it must always be the people
who are to die, from whichever section they may come, whilst those who are
in the corridors of power should be able to enjoy impunity.

Because those high up in the National Police have turned their backs on us
in the same way as they have passed onto you the responsibility for the
massacre of 13th December last using as scapegoats those who simply carry
out the orders they give.

Because we know that you are also suffering from hunger along with the rest
of civil society and are equally the victims of the neoliberal policies of
this government.

For these reasons we state that the campaign for the 6% is not a campaign
against you.

For this reason we are calling on you today to be aware of your actions and
we also call on you to DISOBEY ANY ORDER WHATSOEVER CALLING FOR REPRESSION
OR AGRESSION AGAINST US, and the university students in general who are
doing no more than claiming a constitutional right.

LET US STOP THE VIOLENCE because wherever it comes from it cannot be justified.

Comunidad Universitaria

Managua, 2nd Feb 1996.

FREEDOM PRESS
http://www.lglobal.com/TAO/Freedom