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Imprisonment of Indigenous Activist Without Evidence Is “Outrageous” – Yaqui People

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Imprisonment of Indigenous Activist Without Evidence Is “Outrageous” – Yaqui People

La Jornada, 19th September, 2014Emir Olivares, Alma Muñoz and Enrique Méndez

Members of a caravan of the Yaqui people of Sonora  present their position regarding the construction of the Independence Aqueduct  during a press conference in Mexico City Photo: José Antonio López Members of a caravan of the Yaqui people of Sonora 
present their position regarding the construction of the Independence Aqueduct 
during a press conference in Mexico City
Photo: José Antonio López

The traditional authorities of the Yaqui tribe and civil organizations’ representatives considered it “infuriating” that, even when lacking evidence against Sonora community spokesman, Mario Luna Romero, the third penal judge in Hermosillo, Sonora, dictated a formal imprisonment decree. Mario Luna Romero is accused of wilful deprivation of liberty and stealing a vehicle.

Meanwhile, PRD representatives and Yaqui tribe authorities pointed out that Luna Romero’s detention on September 11 is no more than a setup to criminalize the protest against the Independence Aqueduct, a “personal project of Governor Guillermo Padrés Elías”.

In a press conference with civil organizations, Tomás Rojo, another Yaqui…

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