- Published on Thursday, 30 November 2006 20:08
The New Left (Nueva Izquierda) of Oaxaca, a member organization of the APPO, is part of UNORCA (Via Campesina). At dawn on Sunday, November 26, paramilitary forces of the government burned down the offices of New Left and of one of its leaders, Flavio Sosa-one of the principal members of the collective leadership of the APPO (and UNORCA)-who is now facing death threats, plus multiple orders of arrest, and his brother Eric and his cousin Jorge are now political prisoners. César Mateos, another important leader
of New Left (and UNORCA) has been disappeared.
a) Immediately stop the repression in Oaxaca, free all of the political prisoners, return all of the disappeared people, order the immediate withdrawal of the Federal Preventive Police (PFP) from Oaxaca, withdraw the
Mexican Army which is surrounding Oaxaca, put an immediate end to the illegal and brutal house-to-house searches, and to the immediate end to extra-judicial detentions.
b) Respect the physical integrity of the leaders of Nueva Izquierda of Oaxaca, and that they be immediately presented alive,
c) The immediate resignation of Governor Ulises Ruiz, and the establishment of a state of law and individual guarantees in the state of Oaxaca.
We thank you for your immediate attention to this urgent request.
Coordination of the North America Region of Vía Campesina
Mexico City, 29 November 2006
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