dimanche, janvier 07, 2007

Actualité - Oaxaca Forum to Release Arrestees

Mexico, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) - The Democratic Revolution Party (PRD), civilians, and trade union organizations called for a National Forum for the defense of Human Rights in Oaxaca in order to achieve the release of activists arrested in that Mexican state.

Representatives of APPO (Oaxaca Peoples s Popular Assembly) said violence has been used systematically against human rights which they have properly documented.

The decision for the event will be confirmed on Tuesday at San Lazaro Legislative Palace, the headquarters of the Mexican Congress, noted the organizations.

The APPO leaders reported that in the 15 months Governor Ulises Ruiz was working in the government, 29 persons were killed due to political reasons 18 of them from November to December 2006.

The deaths coincide with the occupation of Oaxaca capital by the Preventive Federal Police (PFP).

The last details have been denounced by the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH), which has done nothing in seven months to stop repression.

(Prensa Latina News Agency)

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