Chiapas “The other prisoners.”

All prisoners are political prisoners.

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Chiapas “The other prisoners.”


Chiapas, Mexico, 14th July. “They imprisoned me for organising myself and for defending the mother earth,” reiterates the indigenous Tseltal Esteban Gómez Jiménez, far from the limelight now occupied by the escape of the “most wanted” drug trafficker in the world. The imprisonment of Esteban and his compañeros from the ejido San Sebastián Bachajón is evidence of the methods that are valued by officials from the three levels, to “boost the tourism-based economy in the jungle area of ​​Chiapas,” at the cost of dispossessing the indigenous peoples, as the ““Grupo de Trabajo No Estamos todos” (GTNET), dedicated to the support of political prisoners, has been denouncing.

“I have been a prisoner since 2012, I am accused of assault and the possession of weapons and murder, I was detained at a village called PAMALÁ, where I was chopping firewood and I was moved to cereso no. 17 in Playas…

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