I was finally able to read the letters you’ve written—Hector, your courageous denunciation and, Toño, your letters. As ever, I’ve had to keep my chin up and recall that the social struggle for justice leads all of us who are in it, in the best of cases, to face the dangers of prison and all that that implies, and, in the worst of cases, to face forced disappearance or death, as your dad has always said.
Letter from the parents of the Cerezo brothers, April 20 2007
29 de abril de 2007, por Comité Cerezo México
Letter to Mom and Dad. March 2007
14 de abril de 2007, por Comité Cerezo México
And today? Today our memories urge us to struggle, to find in them the strength we need in order to face a present full of adversity; that’s why there’s nothing else that even comes close to them.
Degrading, inhuman conditions at the Altiplano EXTERMINATION camp
12 de febrero de 2007, por Comité Cerezo México
Of course, when the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) representatives come, like they did yesterday, they only ask us to take off our shoes and socks. The CNDH acts like they don’t know what goes on and says that there are no human rights violations here. The treatment is still the same and, needless to say, this denunciation will cost me the usual punishment imposed by the prison. I’ll denounce that later.
Letter to the World from CEFERESO # 1
13 de diciembre de 2006, por Comité Cerezo México
Héctor and I don’t live in a Nazi concentration camp. Although things happen here that closely resemble one, this reality is a long way from that. The adversity of our own circumstances, however, has led us to take responsibility for struggling for our freedom.
Harassment at CEFERESO #1: Special watch and mail restrictions
27 de octubre de 2006, por Comité Cerezo México
According to ex-prisoners of this CEFERESO, this kind of vigilance is only imposed on prisoners who are in danger of “committing suicide.” Accordingly, there is cause for concern and fear for the physical integrity of Héctor and Antonio Cerezo Contreras. We hold the following people responsible for their physical integrity: the Director of CEFERESO # 1, the Director of the Decentralized Body of Federal Prisons, the federal Minister of Public Safety, and the President of the Republic, Vicente Fox Quesada
Digna Ochoa, an Open Wound
23 de octubre de 2006, por Comité Cerezo México
There are wounds that don’t heal with time, and one of them is the assassination of Digna Ochoa y Plácido, the defense attorney of my sons Antonio, Héctor, and Alejandro Cerezo Contreras.
On the fifth anniversary of her death, I send my sincere condolences to her family, friends, and the community of solidary social activists and ask all of you to see that she is not forgotten and to help to make her case known as an example for future generations.
Fraternally, Emilia Contreras (...)
Digna Ochoa y Plácido, 5 years of injustice, 5 years of impunity
21 de octubre de 2006, por Comité Cerezo México
Text read at press conference of the Decade against Impunity Solidarity Network, 5 years after the assassination of the attorney Digna Ochoa y Plácido.
Letter to Dad and Mom, August 2006
17 de octubre de 2006, por Comité Cerezo México
I’d be lying if I told you that I’m happy that I’ve been a prisoner for five years, but I’m not really sad either, maybe a little nostalgic because these years of prison life haven’t gone by quickly and, unfortunately, we still have another stretch to do before we’ll go free. I’ve always been aware that our prison conditions could be worse, but as long as they’re not, we have to do our best not to be totally inactive.
Media Attacks against Héctor and Antonio Cerezo
26 de septiembre de 2006, por Comité Cerezo México
Today September 25, the Cerezo brothers, Héctor and Antonio, prisoners unjustly held in the CEFERESO #1 «Altiplano», formerly «La Palma» have been subjected to yet another punishment by the Mexican state with deliberate intent to do them harm. This time the attack comes through a supposed journalist, Fabio Fuentes, who signed the note entitled "EPR Militants, Including Prisoners, Lead Assembly: military sources” ...
Police follow Alejandro Cerezo and Pablo Alvarado in Puebla
21 de septiembre de 2006, por Comité Cerezo México
On September 20, 2006, in the City of Puebla, State of Puebla, members of the Comité Cerezo, Alejandro Cerezo Contreras, Mr. Pablo Alvarado Flores, and Israel Sampedro Morales, who is a member of the Comité Cerezo of Puebla, gave a presentation at the Casa Amarilla. They noted that they were observed and followed there by two people in a navy blue Pointer, license plate number LZB2406, of the State of Mexico.