Forced displacement of 70 people from ejido Puebla: Frayba Urgent Action

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San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico

August 23, 2013

AU No. 4

Urgent Action

Forced displacement of 70 people from ejido Puebla

According to information received by this Human Rights Centre, today, in Ejido Puebla, Chenalhó, as a result of the climate of violence prevalent in the area and the attacks, threats and harassment, 12 families (70 people ) have been forcibly displaced and are currently in the city of San Cristobal de Las Casas. Some of them are ill.

Currently, in the ejido Puebla, three Catholic families (23 individuals) who remained in the community are at risk, these are the families of Manuel Cruz, Gustavo Sántiz and Francisco López, as well as families practicing the Baptist and Pentecostal religions who remained in the ejido Puebla and are being threatened.

Given the facts and the seriousness of the situation, this Centre for Human Rights demands and makes an Urgent call:

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