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Protest: Solidarity With Guadalajara Activists


PROTEST this Friday in solitarity with activists in Guadalajara, Mexico

Released by Wellington Activists

As you might have read on www.indymedia.org.nz, police brutality has been outrageous against demonstrators who protested against the meeting of leaders of the European Union, Caribbean and Latin American countries in Gudalajara, Mexico, last weekend.

Over 100 activists and bystanders have been arrested and many were injured.

Protesters are being held in 5 different jails and 2 different hospitals and the authorities have refused to release their names . Witnesses in the jails have reported torture inside the jail. Women have been forced to strip naked, and men have been brutally beaten while handcuffed on the ground. Nine of the people being held are foreigners, one of them severely injured. Her physical condition is unknown and no visitors, including lawyers, have been allowed to visit any detainees.

This Friday, 4th June, is International Day of Action for the imprisoned and injured activists.

Please join a protest at 12.30 pm at the Mexican Embassy, 111 Customhouse Quay, Wellington.

Bring placards (we'll have a flyer to hand out).

OUR DEMANDS:

1) Unconditional freedom for all the political detainees

2) Drop all charges

3) No more harassment, torture, beatings or arrests

4) Proper medical treatment for injured detainees

5) Safe passage home for all activists

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