To public opinion
To the state, national, and international media
To the alternative media
To the adherents to the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandon Jungle
To independent organizations
To human rights defenders
I am Alejandro Díaz Sántiz, wrongfully imprisoned, “Solidario de la Voz del Amate” adherent to the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandon Jungle of the EZLN. Held captive in reformatory no. 5 in San Cristóbal de las Casas Chiapas, on the 24th of October, 2013.
The rulers do not worry about justice, they have only insisted on looking after the well-being of themselves, while, the prisons they are filling them with people who have no criminal offenses, harming families for no reason or motive.
Today the 24th of October I complete 33 years of life which God has given me, but the saddest part is not being able to celebrate this with my family, instead of being cheerful and happy it only fills me with anger towards these wrongful imprisonments.
Today the 24th of October it has also been 6 months since they assassinated our compañero Juan Vázquez Guzmán for defending the San Sebastián Bachajón Ejido.
Now in the second visit that Governor Manuel Velasco Coello made, here in penitentiary No. 5 which was July 4th, he committed to find the means or liaisons before the authorities of Veracruz to obtain my freedom, something which thus far has not happened therefore I once more demand from him my immediate freedom.
On the other hand I also demand the freedom of my compañeros of the San Sebastián Bachajón Ejido adherents to the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandon Jungle, Antonio Estrada Estrada who is prisoner in reformatory No. 17 in Playas de Catazaja, and for Miguel Demeza Jiménez who is prisoner in reformatory No. 14 in Amate.
At the same time I invite the people of Mexico to join in the call for justice and freedom of the political prisoner Alberto Patishtán Gómez, who as we see, is again forsaken of his right to justice.
Wrongfully imprisoned, “Solidario de la voz del Amate,” Alejandro Díaz Sántiz
Penitentiary No. 5 San Cristóbal de las Casas Chiapas, on the 24th of October, 2013.
Translated from Spanish by Henry Gales