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55:30 Eddie Conway Talks Indigenous People’s Day and Political Prisoners from the Real News Network: No Thanks No Giving. Black Panther and former Political prisoner.
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URGENT ACTION REQUEST
GRAVE DANGER TO THE LIFE, FREEDOM AND INTEGRITY OF
IRINEO SALMERON DIRCIO,
TEACHER AND COORDINATOR OF THE COORDINATION COMMITTEE OF THE “REGIONAL COORDINATOR OF COMMUNITY AUTHORITIES – COMMUNITY POLICE (CRAC-PC)” IN TIXTLA, GUERRERO (ASSOCIATED WITH THE HOUSE OF JUSTICE OF SAN LUIS ACATLÁN OF THE CRAC-PC)
This morning, Irineo Salmerón Dircio, elementary school teacher and coordinator of the CRAC-PC was kidnapped in the municipality of Tixtla, by three armed men who proceeded to take him to an unknown place.
At 6:45 a.m. on November 23rd 2016, Irineo Salmerón Dircio, elementary school teacher, resident of the neighborhood of San Antonio of the municipality of Tixtla in the state of Guerrero, Mexico and coordinator of the Coordination Committee of the Regional Coordinator of Community Authorities, Community Police (CRAC-PC), linked to the house of justice of San Luis Acatlán of the CRAC-PC, was kidnapped in Tixtla by three armed men as he was heading to his workplace in San Lucas, Tixtla. Irineo’s whereabouts are, as of yet, unknown.
In past years, and particularly in past months, the municipality of Tixtla has been the scene of an ever increasing generalized violence, characterized by actions of armed groups supposedly linked to organized crime which are disputing control of the territory and roads of the region; all of this in a state of impunity. This past weekend, on the 19th and 20th of November, 8 decapitated and dismembered bodies with signs of physical violence were found on the highway which connects Tixtla to the cities of Chilapa, Atliaca and state capital, Chilpancingo.
However, it is also obvious and worrisome that this same violence has affected social organizations and members of the sector of education of the region, illustrated by the following cases:
a) The 43 students of the Ayotzinapa Teachers’ College who remain disappeared (14 of whom are from Tixtla), 3 assassinated students and 2 others with serious injuries;
b) The execution of 4 members of the Community Police “La Patria es Primero” on November 26th 2015;
c) The execution of Gelacio Navarrete Morales, a teacher at the Ayotzinapa Teachers’ College on Monday July 4th, 2016. Navarrete was kidnapped in downtown Tixtla and his body was found hours later near the garbage dump located along the Chilpancingo-Tixtla highway.
d) On October 4th of this year, Jonatan Hernández Morales, a fourth year student at the Ayotzinapa Teachers’ College from the community of Los Saucitos and Filemón Tacuba Castro, another fourth year student at Ayotzinapa from Pantla were assassinated near Tixtla.
These events make it evident that the climate of generalized violence is being used to attack human rights defenders, as well as defenders of education and of the communities.
Due to this and the SERIOUS DANGER TO THE LIFE, FREEDOM AND INTEGRITY OF TEACHER IRINEO SALMERON DIRCIO stemming from his kidnapping, we demand that the municipal and state authorities:
1- Carry out all pertinent investigations and actions in order to locate IRINEO SALMERON DIRCIO.
2- Guarantee the life, liberty and integrity of teacher IRINEO SALMERON DIRCIO.
3- According to the law, detain and punish, all the material and intellectual authors of the kidnapping of IRINEO SALMERON DIRCIO.
4- Design humane public security strategies which respect human rights and policies to prevent further cases like the one which is being presented.
November 23rd, 2016.
PLEASE SEND YOUR MESSAGES, LETTERS AND DEMANDS TO THE FOLLOWING OFFICIALS AND HUMAN RIGHTS INSTITUTIONS:
Lic. Héctor Astudillo Flores
Gobernador Constitucional del estado de Guerrero (Governor of the State of Guerrero)
Secretario Particular del C. Gobernador (Secretary of the Governor of the State of Guerrero)
General Brigadier D.E.M. Pedro Almazán Cervantes
Secretario de Seguridad Pública del estado de Guerrero. (Secretary of Public Security of Gro.)
Lic. Javier Ignacio Olea Peláez
Fiscal General del Estado de Guerrero (Attorney General of the State of Guerrero)
Secretario Privado del Fiscal General del Estado (Secretary of the Attorney General of Gro.)
Secretaria Particular del Fiscal General del Estado
Hossein Nabor Guillen
Presidente municipal de Tixtla de Guerrero (Mayor of the City of Tixtla, Guerrero)
Lic. Ramón Navarrete Magdaleno
Presidente de la Comisión de Derechos Humanos del estado de Guerrero
(President of the Commission of Human Rights of the State of Guerrero)
Mtro. Hipólito Lugo Cortes
Coordinador de la Oficina Foránea en Acapulco de la
Comisión Nacional de los Derechos Humanos
(Coordinator of the Office of the National Commission of Human Rights in Acapulco, Guerrero)
WITH A CC TO:
Comité Internacional de la Cruz Roja- México, CICR
(International Committee of the Red Cross – Mexico)
Sr. Jan Jarab
Representante en México del Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Derechos Humanos (ONU-DH)
(Representative of the High Commission of the United Nations for Human Rights in Mexico)
Sr. Fernando Ríos
Red Nacional Todos los Derechos para Todos
(National Network of All Rights for Everyone)
Sr. Manuel Olivares
Red Guerrerense de Organismos Civiles de Derechos Humanos
(Network of Civil Organizations for Human Rights in Guerrero)
Colectivo Contra la Tortura y la Impunidad, CCTI
(Collective against Torture and Impunity)