April 28, 2023. Today at approximately 10:38 a.m., a large group of forces from the National Guard, the State Police and the Marine Corps entered the Tierra y Libertad camp, where the blockade of Mixe* peasants affected by the construction of the railroad line at the Isthmus of Tehuantepec is located.
In the attack, which took place in two locations six Mixe comrades were detained: Maria Magdalena Martinez Isabel, Fernando Hernandez Gomez, Adela Severo Teodoro, Esperanza Martinez Isabel, Elizabeth Martinez Isabel and Eliodoro Martinez Isabel. It is unknown where they remain. Comrade Adela Severo was reportedly beaten.
The camp was destroyed and belongings stolen. A meeting is currently being held to decide on the measures to be taken.
Members of the El Sur Resiste caravan are blocking the Transistmica highway near Oteapan, Veracruz, to denounce the aggression by the federal and state armed forces of Oaxaca.
Ucizoni demands the immediate release of the detained indigenous Mixes, an end to the repression and respect for the rights of the indigenous peoples of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. We will keep you updated.
*Mixes: indigenous people in Oaxaca, Mexico
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