The family of independent journalist Bradley Will, murderedin Oaxaca on October 27, 2006, visited Oaxaca in March of 2007 in order to accompany 4 eye witneses whose account of the events leading to their son's murder challenged the hypothesis presented by the Attourney General's Office, which holds that members of the social movement killed Brad Will, and to demand that the true murderers, paramilitary troops aligned to the PRI political party of the municipalty of Santa Lucia del Camino, be punished for their cowardly acts.
Just a few days away from the second anniversary of Brad Will's death, the Attourney General's Office, through the Fourth Judicial Court in Oaxaca, has issued arrest warrants against memebers of the social movement and has illegally detained Juan Manuel Martinez Moreno, pointing at him as the suspect who shot Brad, as well as Octavio Perez Perez and Hugo Jarid Colmenares Leyva, accusing them of being accomplices.
It is because of this that we ask of you all to show your support and you accompaniment this coming Monday, October 27 at 10:30 am, when Miguel Cruz Moreno, Leonardo Ortiz Cruz, and Marco Antonio Rojas Lazaro arrive at the Fourth Judicial Court to make declarations under constitutional protections 1242/2008 and 1240/2008 against the prefabricated charges laid out in the criminal investigation 155/08, and to make evident to the Attourney General's Office, President Felipe Calderon, and Oaxaca State Governor Ulises Ruiz that their governments continue persecuting inocent people.
We make a call to national and international solidarity to conduct actions wherever they may be this coming 27th of October in support of our friends Miguel Cruz Moreno, Leonardo Ortiz Cruz and Marco Antonio Rojas Lazaro, demanding:
1.- Immediate release to our friend Juan Manuel Martínez Moreno.
2.- Cancelation of the arrest warrants against all members of the social movement in Oaxaca.
3.- Punishment for the real murderes of Brad Will: Manuel Martínez Feria, Ulises Ruiz Ortiz, Felipe Calderón.
For more info, contact CIPO-RFM at (011-52) 951-517-8190 or 951-517-8183 (In Vancouver visit nodo50.org/cipo-van)
FREEDOM TO ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS
MEXICO, OCTOBER 25, 2008