Blog of Zapatista Support Group Wellington, Aotearoa/New Zealand

** He blames federal authorities if he loses his eyesight; “they have denied me treatment for glaucoma”

** The prisoner considers that his transfer to the Sinaloa prison “was punishment for demanding justice”

By: Hermann Bellinghausen

Tzotzil professor Alberto Patishtán Gómez, political prisoner belonging to the Voice of El Amate and an adherent to the Zapatista National Liberation Army’s (EZLN’s) Other Campaign, who has been imprisoned for close to 12 years –and that months ago was moved from Chiapas to the federal prison number 8, called Northwest, in Guasave, Sinaloa–, accused the governor of Chiapas, Juan Sabines Guerrero, of failing to fulfill his promise of taking the necessary steps before federal authorities to attain his freedom.

“Nearly two years after the governor of Chiapas publicly declared my innocence and promised to free me, said promise remained only in words and not in deeds,” the prisoner of conscience and defender…

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