Statement from Indigenous prisoner in struggle, Marcelino Ruiz Gómez, in solidarity with the Zapatista Community of Nuevo San Gregorio, as they return to plant lands from which they were displaced by paramilitary forces in 2019
January 21st, 2021
CERSS No. 10
Comitán, Chiapas, Mexico
To the Zapatista Army of National Liberation
To the National and International Civil Society
To the National and International Sixth
To the National Indigenous Congress
To the Indigenous Governing Council
To the Media
To the Believers
To the Independent Organizations
To the People of Mexico and the World
Sisters and brothers, compañeras and compañeros, receive a combative salute from our place of struggle and resistance.
From inside these four walls where we are being held captive by injustice, we express our solidarity with our brothers and sisters of the community of Nuevo San Gregorio, in the Autonomous Municipality of Lucio Cabañas, Chiapas. We express our solidarity with the caravan of observation and solidarity accompanying the community to resume work in the fields and grow food that our mother earth provides us, for the conservation of the lives of the most vulnerable, like children, women and elders.
On the other hand, we thank the accompaniment of SIPAZ and SweFOR and the Fray Bartolome de las Casas Human Rights Center, along with other organizations and collectives that are attentive to our Zapatista brothers and sisters.
Organization Vineketik en Resistencia
Marcelino Ruiz Gómez