Statement from Adrián Gómez Jiménez, Indigenous Tzotzil prisoner in struggle in Chiapas, expressing his support for the Zapatista solidarity caravan, and his commitment to the continued struggle for his freedom
To the Zapatista Army of National Liberation
To the Networks of Resistance and Rebellion
To the National Indigenous Congress
To the National and International Sixth
To the Network Against Repression and For Solidarity
To the Human Rights and Non-governmental Organizations
To the Mass and Alternative Media
To the Independent Organizations who Struggle from Below and to the Left
To the Civil Society of Mexico and the World
Prisoner in struggle, Adrían Gómez Jiménez, member of the organization, La Voz de Indígenas en Resistencia, adherent of the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandon Jungle of the EZLN, imprisoned in CERSS No. 5, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico.
With this communique, the organization La Voz de Indígenas en Resistencia, expresses its solidarity with the caravan of observation and solidarity in support of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation, so the Zapatistas can work their territory which is fundamental for their communities. From here in CERSS No. 5, as an adherent of the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandon Jungle of the EZLN, I write this communique to express my solidarity. We know clearly those who struggle from below and to the left will always face obstacles from the governments who want to silence and shut us up. To be attentive and show solidarity helps make clear that the caravan is not alone.
On the other hand, I emphasize that I am a member of La Voz de Indígenas en Resistencia. The offended were never presented in court during my case. In Mexico, there is no justice. Justice is bought and sold. That is what I have experienced and what I have seen during my time. Judges are bribed, giving freedom to the accused. In Chiapas, Mexico, justice is rotten, justice doesn’t exist. This is something I have experienced demanding justice from the governor of Chiapas, Rutilo Escandón Cadenas. He has ignored and continues to ignore inmates who are innocent, those of us who don’t know how to defend ourselves and don’t know our rights. I am currently here, waiting to finish serving my remaining three years. I expect to live three more unjust years in this prison. Because DAMNED justice in Chiapas does not exist. Judges are worthless. Because the corruption in this prison, CERSS No. 5, never ends. Inmates are charged large amounts of money so they do not have to do forced labor. It is pure injustice in the prisons.
Lastly, I invite the human rights, non-governmental and independent organizations to continue demanding true justice.
Uniting the voices and forces of the Mexican people, true justice will triumph.
Adrián Gómez Jiménez
Member of the organization, La Voz de Indígenas en Resistencia, Adherent of the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandon Jungle of the EZLN
January 24th, 2021