Today 9 April 2014 at approximately 8:00pm, gunmen in the service of Jorge Alonso, dressed in civilian clothes aboard a patrol vehicle of the municipality of Juchitán, which is headed by Saúl Vicente Vázquez, attempted to assassinate a member of the “Binni Guiapa Guidxi – General Charis Community Police” of the Binnizá community of Gui’xhi’ Ro’ – Álvaro Obregón.
The events occurred on the main street of the community, very close to the community agency. The community police member named Moisés Jiménez was on the street on his day off, when the patrol vehicle of the municipality of Juchitán passed by with the gunmen onboard. They fired 8 times at compañero Moisés, who fortunately was not hit by any of the bullets as he managed to throw himself to the ground and hide in a safe place.
At this moment at 11:40pm, there is an atmosphere of tension in the community due to the possibility of new aggressions in the coming hours. We fear for the physical integrity and the life of our compañeros and for those of us who have decided to struggle for our right to autonomy and self-determination as the indigenous people that we are.
We ask the solidarity organizations, communications media and civil society to remain attentive to the information that will continue to be released about the situation of violence that our peoples are experiencing in the defense of our territory.
STOP THE HARRASSMENT AGAINST THE BINNIZÁ COMMUNITY OF GUI’ XHI’ RO’ – ÁLVARO OBREGÓN!
RESPECT THE AUTONOMY AND SELF-DETERMIINATION OF GUI’XHI’ RO’ –
ASSEMBLY OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES OF THE ISTHMUS IN DEFENSE OF
THE LAND AND TERRITORY.