«How convenient, how timely,» the Cerezo Mexico Committee Human Rights Organization wrote on Feb. 25. The group, which was formed to defend three brothers imprisoned for an alleged bomb plot in 2001, added: «If we forgot the causes that motivated these acts, we might…think the state is right when it explains that they were connected with crime, but let’s remember that the struggle that the Reyes Salazar family took on was and continues to be against the militarization, against the (...)
Mexico: Reyes Salazars demand an end to the «stupid war»
1ro de marzo de 2011, por Comité Cerezo México
Mexico: two Oaxaca activists murdered
24 de octubre de 2010, por Comité Cerezo México
The Cerezo Mexico Committee Human Rights Organization, [...] called the killing part of a government «[s]trategy that was designed as a form of containing, dividing and annihilating the social movement.» The use of what appeared to be professional killers with silencers on a motorcycle—the «same modus operandi as that of the Colombian paramilitaries»—«shows us an advance in the degree of sophistication in paramilitary activity in México,»
Letter to Digna Ochoa y Plácido on the 9th Anniversary of her Death
21 de octubre de 2010, por Comité Cerezo México
You were a human rights defender with an attitude of commitment with many people and social organizations. You took on their legal cases and denounced violations of their human rights, just as you did with our case and for that we thank you infinitely.
For your bravery you were put on the “black list” of political activists and you were watched, harassed, threatened with death, kidnapped, and ultimately deprived of life.
When we found out that you, along with other lawyers, took on our (...)
Bulletin 9th Anniversary Cerezo Committee México
25 de agosto de 2010, por Comité Cerezo México
Many organizations and people shared with us their knowledge, time, money and daily effort: some of them as members of the committee, others as friends or partners of a common struggle.
Surveillance, tracking and harassment of Alejandro Cerezo Contreras
15 de abril de 2010, por Comité Cerezo México
Surveillance, tracking and harassment of Alejandro Cerezo Contreras, member of the Comité Cerezo México and Vice President of Acción Urgente para Defensores de Derechos Humanos AC (Urgent Action for Human Rights Defenders).
Political prisoners in Mexico
28 de febrero de 2009, por Comité Cerezo México
After seven-and-a-half years of unjust imprisonment, on February 16, the brothers Hector and Antonio Cerezo were released.
Political prisoners in Mexico
7 de febrero de 2009, por Comité Cerezo México
In today´s Mexico, there are over 500 political prisoners, as registered by human rights organizations such as the Cerezo Committee, the National Coordination for the Freedom of Political Prisoners, the Mexican League of Human Rights and other organisations. There are also over 900 people persecuted for political reasons. The “democratic” government of Mexico refuses to accept the existence of these type of prisoners, who are considered “terrorists”, “kidnappers”, common criminals.
Letter to Calderon, after 7 years of unjust imprisonment
25 de agosto de 2008, por Comité Cerezo México
7 years after the unjust imprisonment of the brothers, Héctor and Antonio Cerezo Contreras, which have been 7 years of continuous harassment against the Comité Cerezo México, we demand that the Mexican State:
Evento realizado en Vancouver, Canadá por los 7 años de injusta prisión
22 de agosto de 2008, por Comité Cerezo México
Prisoners Today! Free Always!
Letter from Hector and Antonio Cerezo Contreras
6 de julio de 2008, por Comité Cerezo México
To the social organizations, human rights defense groups, student collectives, and all people in solidarity.
We send you our fraternal, combative greetings and a solidarity hug from our trench in the struggle: the Atlacholoaya prison in the state of Morelos. As you all know, six years and nine months have gone by since we were arrested without a warrant, tortured, and, four days later, taken to the maximum security federal prison then known as “La Palma,” itself a living monument to the (...)