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Repression and Torture in Guadalajara

by sidewalk lichen Wednesday, Jun. 02, 2004 at 4:34 PM
wily_primate@yahoo.com

Many protesters beaten tortured and imprisoned in the aftermath of the May 26-29 ALCUE protests in Guadalajara, MX

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TO THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY:

Through this communiquè we wish to expose the brutal

violations to the human rights that all of our

comrades from various social organizations and civil

population have been subjected to during the

manifestations against the third Summit Meeting of the

European Union, Latin America and the Carribean.

(ALCUE)

WE EXPOSE:

1.- The acts of intimidation and repression on the

part of the police and federal and state security

forces started days before the meetings, by means of a

constant campaign of pursuit, not only against

activists, but against any person that was seen

dressed differently, with this violating the right of

free passage.

2.- On May 27 activists camping in plaza Juarez were

surrounded by riot cops and not allowed to exit from 8

PM until 3 AM , a clear violation of their personal

rights.

3.- During the protests on May 28th, around 6 PM the

following occurred: the prescence of police

infiltrators and provocators, the fact that the riot

cops that repressed the protestors were members of the

milititary police (PFP) and military personal dressed

as civilians to enact their form of highly coordinated

psychological intimidation.

4.- Also during the protests on May 28th, the police

used unconventional arms of dispersion like pepper

spray, tear gas, and toxic foam, as well as batons to

excessively beat the protestors.

5.- All the arrests were made in an indiscriminate

manner with the use of excessive violence not only

during the protests, but afterwards when many

retreated passively. Street sweeps were also

implemented throughout the night, with the police

arresting anyone young and dressed differently,

violating the right to freedom of expression as well

as freedom to protest.

6.- The protestors were illegally detained, as none

were caught in the act of a crime,and taken to the

jail, where they suffered constant beatings. During a

period of 24 hours they were disappeared and denied

all communication with friends and family, while the

authorities denied that they were in custody.

7.- On May 29th, after the arbitrary detencion of

bystanders and protestors, among them members of the

organizations that have signed below, a passive rally

was realized in front of the seretary of security for

the state of Jalisco on May 29 at 4 PM, where various

people were being detained. Here the situation

presented itself again: with the constant and

irrational pursuit by the police (who stood near the

human barricade) continuing. An action was realized

by provacators with the intention of ending the rally

while under cover cops insulted us. During the entire

rally the state security forces intimadated the

protestors, taking photos and videotaping. In a

concious and passive manner a commision was allowed to

enter and negotiate which resulted in the release of

10 people (who now are able to give testimonies of the

situation of those still detained). After the 10 were

released it was decided that the encampment would

remain until all detainees were released. At this

point the aggression of the police intensified, with a

large contingent of riot cops mobilizing for

intimidation purposes. The encampment decided to

avoid confrontation and moved to Plaza Juarez.

8. The actual situation of those detained clearly

infringes upon their basic human rights:

-Neither food nor water has been given in the last 36

hours

-All information has been denied to family and friends

of confidence

-Charges have not been given to detainees, nor who

accuses them and with what evidence

-Lawyers have not been able to work in the defence of

the rights of the accused

-The authorities have not given an official statement

of the people detained

-Those detained have been threatened and suffered

physical and verbal aggresion, and some women have

been forced to excercise nude

-All detainees have been coerced with threats to sign

confessions that they had no part in writing

-The state commision for hunman rights has not

defended at any moment the individual rights of those

detained

-The government has asigned public defenders who

solely act as witnesses

-The only evidence given for the accusations are the

testimonies of the police

-The few who were released have been subjected to a

campaign of psychological intimidation, including a

specific case where two women were followed to the

hotel where they were staying

-Sufficient medical attention has not been given to

the wounded detainees. Specific medications have been

knowingly denied to the detainees

-The detainees in critical condition have not been

given sufficient attention, which could later lead to

grave consequences (Such is the case of Liliana

Galavis Lopez who has a concussion from a wound of 10

centimeter diameter as well as a jaw injury of unknown

seriousness)

-The authorities confirm that all those being held in

the Public Ministerial have been accused with evidence

of supposed illegal conduct, although it is known

through accounts of families detainees that some have

no political affiliation of interest in social

movements and are detained due to coincedence and bad

luck, solely for being in the wrong place at the wrong

time

9. We would like to make known to the international

community the names of those detained, who are the

following:

DANIEL ALEJANDRO OLVERA SULE (MÉXICO CITY)

JESÚS MIGUEL RAMOS PARTIDA (GUADALAJARA )

JOSÉ MIGUEL GONZÁLEZ LÓPEZ (GUADALAJARA)

JUAN SALVADOR LARA PIÑA (CIUDAD JUÁREZ)

JORGE OCTAVIO CASTILLA GUTIÉRREZ (MÉXICO CITY)

FREDDY JAVIER CARRILLO MÁRQUEZ (ZAPOPAN, JALISCO)

RICARDO ZALETA COLMENERO (GUADALAJARA)

JESÚS (¿JEARIM?) FERNÁNDEZ SAGREDO

ELSA HERNÁNDEZ ARGUELLO (MÉXICO CITY)

EDGAR FLORES MURILLO

NORBERTO ALEJANDRO ULLOA MARTÍNEZ (MONTERREY)

MIGUEL ÁNGEL RAMÍREZ LÓPEZ (CULIACÁN)

RICARDO MEDINA RAMOS (TLAQUEPAQUE JALISCO)

JUAN CARLOS FLORES GONZÁLEZ (TLAQUEPAQUE JALISCO)

JUAN MANUEL BARRIOS GONZÁLEZ

SERGIO PÉREZ NEUFELD (GUADALAJARA)

JOSÉ MARTÍ GARCÍA ESPINOZA

JOSÉ CRUZ LUJAN SÁNCHEZ (MONTERREY NUEVO LEON)

MANUEL DE JESÚS PEREIRA ANGUIANO (JALISCO)

FRANCISCO FELIPE GARCÍA (VALLE DE BRAVO EDO DE MÉXICO)

FRANCISCO DE JESÚS BECERRA VÁZQUEZ (GUADALAJARA)

JOSÉ LUIS ALEJO VÁZQUEZ (ZAPOPAN JALISCO)

GERARDO ERNESTO TREVIÑO OLVERA (CULIACÁN SINALOA)

GERARDO ALBERTO CORONA JIMÉNEZ (EDO DE MÉXICO)

MIGUEL ÁNGEL MEDINA HERNÁNDEZ (GUADALAJARA)

MAURICIO URIBE GARCÍA (EDO DE MÉXICO)

OSCAR CHÁVEZ CASTILLO (MÉXICO CITY)

ADRIAN SIMÓN CHÁVEZ HERNÁNDEZ

JULIO CÉSAR GONZÁLEZ MARTÍNEZ

RAMIRO DANIEL FLORES PATRICIO (GUADALAJARA)

HAYDEE BERENICE GARCÍA RODRÍGUEZ

JAIME HUMBERTO CARRERO ACEVES (GUADALAJARA)

EDDY MARCELINO GARCÍA GÓMEZ (GUADALAJARA)

RAÚL MORALES CABALLERO (ZAPOPAN JALISCO)

ARTURO ROSAV FISERT (ZAPOPAN JALISCO)

JUAN MANUEL FLORES HERRERA (GUADALAJARA)

SALVADOR ARANDA RAMÍREZ (GUADALAJA)

MIGUEL ÁNGEL LEÓN (EL SALTO JALISCO)

DAGOBERTO RIVERA SERVÍN (TLAJOMULCO DE ZÚÑIGA JALISCO)

LEONARDO ROSALES DELGADO

OSVALDO MONTES ASCENCIO (TONALA JALISCO)

LILIANA GALAVIS LÓPEZ (MONTERREY NUEVO LEON)

ALICIA ALEIDA TORRES BELMARES (MONTERREY NUEVO LEON)

FELIPE DE JESÚS LANDEROS (GUADALAJARA)

10. All of the following rights have been denied by

the authorities:

Article 1- In the United Mexican States, every

individual will enjoy the guarantees that this

Constitution grants, which shall not be restricted or

suspended except in the cases and with the conditions

under which the same is established. (During the

repressive actions of the state and federal

government on the 28th of May the city of Guadalajara

took away the individual guarantees given by the

constitution)

Article 6 - The expression of ideas will not be the

object of any judicial or administrative inquiry. (In

the case of those detained it is clear that they were

objects of arbitrary abuse by the by authorities,

being repressed, tortured, and harrassed for the

simple fact of protesting)

Article 9 The right to associate or peacefully

assemble for any lawful purpose shall not be abridged.

Article 11 - Every person has the right to enter the

Republic, leave it, travel through its territory, and

change his or her residence without the necessity of

an identification card, passport, safe conduct pass,

or similar item. (Violated during the police

kidnapping of youth in Plaza Juarez on May 27th)

Article 16 - Nobody can be disturbed in his or her

person, family, residence, papers, or possessions,

except by virtue of a written order by a competent

authority, that is founded in and motivated by legal

procedural cause.

No order of apprehension and detention can be issued

except by the judicial authority, preceded by a

denunciation, accusation, or complaint about a

specific action determined by the law to be an offense

for which the individual may be punished by loss of

liberty; and there exist facts to support the

punishment and the probable responsibility of the

accused.

The authority that executes a judicial order of

apprehension must put the accused at the disposition

of a judge without delay and with the strictest

responsibility. Failure to do so is subject to

criminal law.

No accused person will be detained by the Public

Ministry for more than 48 hours, within such time as

the accused must be set free or put at the disposition

of the judicial authority. All abuses of the above are

subject to punishment by criminal law.

Article 20 - In all criminal processes, the accused,

victim, or person offended against by a crime will

have the following guarantees:

A. Of the accused:

I. Immediately when he or she petitions for it, the

judge should always grant provisional release under

bail, except for crimes which, because of their

seriousness, the law expressly prohibits this benefit.

II. The accused does not have to confess. Prohibited

and punishable by criminal law are: holding the

accused incommunicado, intimidation, or torture.

Confessions given to any authority other than the

Public Ministry or judge, or before these without the

attendance of his defender will lack all force

whatsoever.

III. To have a public hearing within 48 hours of being

consigned to the judicial authority with the name of

his or her accuser, and the nature and cause of the

accusation, at the end of which it is very apparent

that the punishable act is being attributed to the

accused, and the accused may answer the charge,

stating in this act his opening declaration.

V. To have the witnesses that have things to say about

him or her, allowing for the time that the law says is

necessary, and to have help in obtaining the

appearance in court of those persons whose testimony

he or she wants, always having them meet in the place

of the process.

VII. To be provided all the facts needed for defense,

and that make up the case.

IX. From the start of the process, to be informed of

the rights that this Constitution gives in his or her

favor, and he or she will have the right to an

adequate defense by himself, by a lawyer, or by a

person of his or her confidence. If he or she does not

want to, or cannot name a defender after being

required to do so, the judge will assign him or her an

official defender. Also, the accused has the right to

have his defender appear in all phases of the process,

and the defender has the obligation to appear whenever

he or she is required.

WE DEMAND:

First- The immediate and unconditional liberation of

each and every one of the detainees along with all

charges dropped.

Second- A valid list of names of all those detained.

Third- The immediate and total cease of all

harrassment against those detained, their familys, and

those who have been released.

Fourth- We demand the guarantee of the physical well

being of all those detained and then immediate cease

of all torture they have been subjected to.

Fifth- The supporting organizations and the families

of those detained give direct responsibility of the

lives and physical well being of each and every

detainee to the President of the Republic Vicente Fox

and the Governor of the State of Jalisco Francisco

Ramirez Acuña.

Sixth- The permission of the defense lawyers to act

on behalf of the detainees.

Due to the above, based upon what we have experienced

here, the supporting organizations and civil society

conclude that the actions taken by the federal and

state government are part of a war directed against

the civil population and show clear fascist practices

in its oldest form.

Supporting Organizations:

FAMILIARES DE LOS DETENIDOS, COMITÉ EUREKA, ANAD,

FRENTE UNICO DE TRABAJADORES ACTIVOS JUBILADOS Y

PENSIONADOS, CONVERGENCIA SOCIALISTA, UNAM-PORMOTORA

NACIONAL, ENAH, CENTRAL UNITARIA DE TRABAJADORES,

CENTRO DE MEDIOS INDEPENDIENTES (CMI), COMITÉ PAVEL

GONZALEZ (UNAM), RED INSURGENTE CULTURA CON JUSTICIA,

CORDINADORA CONTINENTAL BOLIVARIANA, FRENTE ZAPATISTA,

COMUNA LIBERTARIA, TIANGUIS CULTURAL, CSAPN, RMALC,

OTRO MAYO EN GUADALAJARA, SINDICATO NACIONAL

REVOLUCIONARIO DE TRABAJADORES DE EUZKADI, COMITÉ

HERMANOS CEREZO, EX MILITANTES DEL MOVIMIENTO ARMADO

SOCIALISTA, PARTIDO COMUNISTA, COORDINADORA DE

COLONIAS POPULARES, FRENTE REVOLUCIONARIO DE ACCION

PATRIOTICA, PROMOTORA POR LA UNIDAD NACIONAL CONTRA EL

NEOLIBERALISMO, BRIGADA ESPARTACO JALISCO, ASHEVILLE

COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER (E.U.A), ASHEVILLE GLOBAL

REPORT (PERIODICO ORGANIZATION (E.U.A.), MEDIA ISLAND

INTERNACIONAL (CENTRO DE ORGANIZACIÓN Y MEDIOS COMIDA

NO BOMBAS MTY. N.L. OLIMPIA, WASH. ESTADISS),

COLECTIVO ALTERNATIVO LIBERTARIO (MTY. N.L UNIDOS),

COMITÉ DE AMIGOS DE PUERTO RICO, UNIOS, NUEVA ORDEN

MUNDIAL, PARTIDO DEL TRABAJO, COLECTIVO REVUELTAS,

CELULAS AUTONOMAS, BARZON REGIONAL, NORMAL DE

ATEQUIZA, AMIGOS DE LA BARRANCA A.C., ACCION

REINDIVICATIVA(HERMOSILLO;SONORA),NO MIENTRAS

VIVAMOS(CULIACÁN;SINALOA)

INTERNATIONAL CALL TO ACTION

We are calling for a global mobilization of Friday,

June 4th pressuring the Mexican goevernment and

demanding the freedom of those detained and a stop to

the harrasment on the part of the state.

You can also support economically by sending donations

to:

Marcia Cecilia Juarèz

Acount Number: 1299949054

Bank: BBV Bancomer

(Please notify by email: biblioteca@libertad.org.mx

Or donate materialas to raise funds (books, zines,

records, tapes) to the following address:

Biblioteca Social Reconstruir

Morelos #45, Despacho 206,

Col. Centro,

Apartado postal 9090

México 06002 D.F.

Tel/Fax (52-55) 5515-0886

For more information, visit our web site:

http://mx.geocities.com/caravanalibertaria

or Guadalajara Indy Media

http://guadalajara.mediosindependientes.org/





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