BEFORE THE ORGANIZATIONS THAT MAINTAIN A FRONTAL STRUGGLE AGAINST IMPUNITY
BEFORE DEATH THREATS, H.I.J.O.S. GUATEMALA REMAINS FIRM IN THE STRUGGLE
We energetically denounce that on Saturday, June 21 of this year, around 3:30pm, one of our companions was subject to aggression while he was briefly interrogated about the people who coordinate our actions against military impunity and for the application of justice.
Our companion was detained by two unknown individuals who gout out of Grey Nissan Centra pickup truck with private license plates, where they intercepted him on 8th Avenue and 11 Street in Zone 1. Near the building of the Public Prosecutor.
The assailants, after approaching him, indicated that he should give the message to our organization that if we do not stop our action they would begin to execute our members. Next, he was questioned about the person or people who coordinate our actions. The two individuals beat our companion and later left quietly from the site of the attack.
This type of aggression and threat are given in the context that HIJOS, together with other popular organizations, developed a campaign to stop the military march, to vindicate June 30 as the Day of Heroes and Martyrs of the People, massacred by the Sate, to demand justice and punishment to their aggressors and with that demand the demilitarization of indigenous and peasant communities in the country.
BEFORE THIS SITUATION:
WE DIRECTLY SIGNAL THE GUATEMALAN ARMY AS THE ONLY RESPONSIBLE OF ANY DIRECT OR INDIRECT ATTACK THAT MEMBERS OF OUR ORGANIZATION AND THEIR FAMILIES SUFFER
WE DEMAND THAT THE GUATEMALAN STATE GUARANTEE THE PHYSICAL AND MENTAL INTEGRITY OF OUR MEMBER AND FAMILIES
AN INVESTIGATION BEOFRE THIS CASE BE EFFICIENT AND THE PREVIOUS CASES OF BREAK-INS TO OUR OFFICES, BE PROPERLY DENOUNCED BEFORE THE COMPETENT AUTHORITIES.
Before sister organizations, and before the surviving Guatemalan people of the genocide by the hands of the same army that today threatens, we reiterate our commitment to the struggle for the memory, the truth and the justice that will liberate our history from the oppression against our people, to know the whereabouts of our disappeared martyrs and achieve punishment to their asggressors.
FOR ALL THE DISAPPEARED, NOT IN FORGETTING, NOR IN FORGIVING
Guatemala City, June 23, 2008
We Do Nott Forget
We Do Not Forgive
We Do Not Reconcile