We ask you please write a letter to the Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo, with a copy to the Permanent Comission of the Congress of the Union, demanding the dissolution of State Powers in Chiapas due to the crimes against humanity being perpetrated with the complicity of government officials. Letter may be directed to the following addresses:
Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de Leon, President of the Republic
Permanent Commission of the Congress of the Union
A sample of the letter, may be the following which the National Peace-Negotiating Comission (CONAI)
sent to: President Zedillo.
Yesterday, the 22nd of December, 1997, many tzotzil families were massacred in the community of Acteal in the municipality of Chenalho, Chiapas at the hands of paramilitary groups bearing arms such as M-16, of exclusive military use. The toll of this heinous crime includes: 45 persons killed, amongst them 14 children; and a large number of persons wounded, the great majority being women.
These kinds of grave incidents, only serve to move us further away from any path toward a peace dialog. Rather, it pushes Chiapas and the rest of the country towards an uncontrolable spiral of violence and war, impossible to detain or deny.
For that, the CONAI respectfully requests:
Samuel Ruiz Garcia, Concepcion Calvillo Vda. de Nava, Pablo
Gonzalez Casanova, Oscar Oliva, Juan Bañuelos, Raymundo Sanchez Barraza
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