Sunday, October 26, 2008

CIPO calls for political prisoner defense on anniversary of Brad Will's murder

We won't let them silence this Voice!
-Dr. Shotgun-Oaxaca

Urgent Action

Support and stand with Miguel Cruz Moreno, Leonardo Ortiz Cruz y Marco Antonio Rojas Lázaro

The family of journalist Brad Will, murdered on October 27, 2006, was in Oaxaca on March 21, 2007, to present four eyewitnesses to the crime to the PGR [Attorney General of the Republic] in order to refute the PGJEO's [Oaxaca State Attorney General's] version that the APPO [Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca] killed Brad Will, and so that the true PRI [Institutional Revolution Party] paramilitary murderers from Santa Lucia del Camino would be punished.

Just days before the second anniversary of the murder, the PGR is using the 4th Criminal Court of Oaxaca to secure arrest warrants against members of the social movement. The AFI [Federal Investigation Agency, the PGR's police force] has illegally detained Juan Manuel Martínez Moreno, accusing him of being the intellectual author of Brad Will's murder. It has also detained Octavio Pérez Pérez and Hugo Jarid Colmenares Leyva for covering up the crime, and it has arrest warrants for six other compañeros.

Faced with this situation we ask all of you for your support and accompaniment on Monday, October 27, 2008, at 10:30 a.m. at the 4th Criminal Court in Oaxaca where compañeros Miguel Cruz Moreno, Leonardo Ortiz Cruz, and Marco Antonio Rojas Lazaro will be presented under the protection of orders 1242/2008 and 1240/2008 before the 4th Criminal Court judge in Oaxaca City in order to confront the criminal proceedings that the government has unjustly fabricated against our brothers for the crime of cover-up, dossier 155/08. Gather to demonstrate that the PGR, Felipe Calderon, and Ulises Ruiz Ortiz are persecuting innocent people.

We call for international and national solidarity, for actions from where you are on October 27, 2008, at 10:30am to support the presentation of the compañeros Miguel Cruz Moreno, Leonardo Ortiz Cruz, and Marco Antonio Rojas Lazaro and to demand:

1. The immediate release of the compañero Juan Manuel Martínez Moreno.
2. Cancelation of the arrest warrants for all of the compañeros in the movement.
3. Punishment of the true assassins: Manuel Martínez Feria, Ulises Ruiz Ortiz, and Felipe Calderón

More information- call 011-52-(951) 517-8190 or 011-52-(951) 517-8183.

Freedom for Political Prisoners!

For those outside of Oaxaca:

San Fransisco, California
Friends of Brad Will will be gathering in San Francisco on Monday, October 27th, on the 2nd anniversary of Brad Will's murder, to remember him and the people of Oaxaca and to issue a statement of demands to the Mexican Consulate. Please join us at the Mexican Consulate, 532 Folsom St, San Francisco at 3pm. Call 917-991-2415 for more information. If you can't make it, please call the Consulate at (415) 354-1700 and e-mail the PGR (Mexico's Federal Attorney General's office) directly at and demand that the APPO members who were outrageously arrested for Brad Will's murder be freed and found innocent and that the real murderers, who are government officials and police, be held accountable.

Portland, Oregon
When: Monday, October 27, 2008, 10:00 - 11:30am.
Where: Mexican Consulate, 1234 SW Morrison St., Portland
Why: on the Second anniversary of Brad's murder by security forces
in Oaxaca, demand justice for his companeros charged with his

New York, New York
Monday, October 27th at Noon.
A gathering in remembrance of Brad Will at the Mexican consulate on MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, at 12 NOON, Press conference at 12:30 pm there.
The Mexican Consulate is located at 27 East 39th Street in Manhattan, just east of Madison Avenue.
Even if you can't make, it, make the call to the consulate!
Phone: (212) 217-6400
Fax: (212) 217-6493

Contact the PGR directly
Lic. Eduardo Medina-Mora Icaza,
Procurador General de la República
Av. Paseo de la Reforma #211-213 Col. Cuauhtémoc, Delegación Cuauhtémoc.
D.F., C.P. 06500
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