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samedi, 24 juin 2017

 
 

 

| Mexico | International Call from CNTE (National Coordination of Education Workers)

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The National Coordination of Education workers wants to inform all workers in the rest of the work of the new violations of human rights and civil liberties in Mexico. On Friday June 10th and Saturday June 11th 2016, Francisco Villalobos (executive director of organizing) and Rubén Núñez (general secretary), two major union leaders of the 22nd section of the SNTE (National Union of Education Workers), were arrested by police commandos in Oaxaca and Mexico City. They are now both of them in jail with false charges. Just before the arrest, Rubén Núñez was part of the delegation of 15 teachers who went to the presidential residence that very day demanding to open a round table to set up a dialogue.

That very night, almost at the same time, hundreds of federal police troops violently disbanded the picket of the Oaxacan teachers in front of the Public Education Institute in Oaxaca. In conjunction with these attacks, the mass media controlled by the government launched a campaign of slanders and false accusation against the arrested leaders with the goal of criminalizing the struggle of the teachers. All these events have occurred in a context of multiple repressive measures from the federal and state governments and the military in the past months (teachers murdered, mutilated, imprisoned and thousands of teachers fired.)

These last years our country has gained very sadly a world reputation for aberrant facts, like the forced disappearance of the 43 students of the Normal rural school of Ayotzinapa, after the fierce

Francisco Bravo Herrera, miembro de la Sección IX democrática y de la Dirección Política Nacional de la CNTE.