Armed groups in northern area of ​​San Cristóbal de Las Casas attacks the population


Armed groups attack the population in the northern area of ​​San Cristóbal de Las Casas

  • Between the chaos and the ineffectiveness of municipal authorities to address the widespread violence in the northern area of ​​San Cristóbal, on the perimeter of the Molino los Arcos community.
  • Two people murdered, assaults, houses burned, families surrounded by armed groups.

San Cristóbal de Las Casas.- Two dead and two injured was the balance of a confrontation between residents of Molino Los Arcos, the Lower part and Third Section this afternoon when they held a meeting in said place located to the east of the city, within what It was the Gertrude Duby reservation.

The events took place around 5:00 p.m. when an assembly was held in Molino Los Arcos, the lower part, and according to representative Manuel “N” due to land problems, when a group from the third section arrived and began to shoot at them with weapons.

A Fire resulted in 4 injuries including a minor.

The injured were rushed to the Las Culturas hospital but two of them lost their lives, Luis LE, 35, aka El Niño, and Rodolfo LH, 25, one with an impact at the level of the left parental with no way out and the other on the tibia. and left fibula.

Alejandro LD, 17 years old, domiciled in calle real del peje de oro, who has a bullet in the left hand and Juan CG, 34 years old, domiciled in San Juan Chamula but lives in Molino los Arcos, with the projectile injuries of The firearm is in the left gluteus and left lumbar region.

The burning of at least 10 homes was also reported, including those who allegedly took the lives of the two people.

In this sense, the State Attorney General’s Office (FGE) began the investigation folder against who or those who are responsible, derived from the violent events in Molino de Arcos in the municipality of San Cristóbal de Las Casas, where two people lost their life and one more was injured by gunshot wounds.

In a statement, they indicate that after hearing the criminal news, elements of the Specialized Police and Expert Services of this Prosecutor’s Office went to the General Hospital of San Cristóbal de Las Casas, where they reported the death of 30-year-old Luis “N” and another male of unknown identity.

Consequently, the lifeless bodies were transferred to the Forensic Medical Service to carry out the legal autopsy, while the social representation carried out the corresponding procedures according to the Homicide protocol.

The State Attorney General’s Office reaffirms its firm commitment to Chiapas to guarantee the rule of law and reiterates that no criminal conduct will go unpunished.

This Human Rights Center has received information related to a series of clashes between armed groups in the northern area of ​​the city of San Cristóbal de Las Casas (hereinafter San Cristóbal), in the territorial perimeter of the community known as Molinos Los Arcos, a situation in which they report two murdered people, burning of houses, fenced families, anguish and terror in the population, acts perpetrated by armed groups, where they are putting at high risk the life and integrity, personal safety and forced displacement of residents of North zone of the City of San Cristóbal.

These acts of violence have lasted a period of months in which, on a daily basis, they report shots of high-caliber weapons and confrontations between groups that are armed, under the permissiveness of the municipal and state authorities of the Chiapas government.

According to documentation that the Frayba has, they tell us that at 11:30 p.m. No authority has intervened in the conflict zone, on the contrary, there are threats that these groups will enter the houses and attack and displace the civilian population.

For this reason, we urge the Mexican government to immediately intervene to:

First.- Urgently implement precautionary and precautionary measures to guarantee the right to life and personal integrity and damages that cannot be repaired for the inhabitants of the northern area of ​​San Cristóbal de Las Casas.

Second.- Investigate and punish the armed groups that have kept the population of San Cristóbal in terror for months.

We ask national to international civil society to send your appeal to:

Lic. Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Constitutional President of Mexico

Official Residence of Los Pinos. Miguel Aleman House. Col. San Miguel Chapultepec, CP 11850 Mexico City. Fax: (+52) 55 5093 4901 Twitter: @lopezobrador_

Lic. Adán Augusto López Hernández. Secretary of the Interior of Mexico

Bucareli 99, 1st. flat. Col. Juárez. Cuauhtémoc Delegation CP 06600 Mexico City. Fax: (+52) 55 5093 34 14; Email: Twitter: @

Lic. Rosario Piedra Ibarra. President of the National Human Rights Commission.

“Héctor Fix Zamudio” Building, Blvd. Adolfo López Mateos 1922, 6th floor. Col. Tlacopac San Ángel. Álvaro Obregón Delegation. CP 01040; Mexico City. Fax: (+52) 0155 36 68 07 67 Email: Twitter: @CNDH

Lic. Rutilio Escandón Cadenas. Constitutional Governor of the State of Chiapas Government Palace of the State of Chiapas, 1st Floor Av. Central y Primera Oriente, Colonia Centro, CP 29009. Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, México Fax: +52 961 61 88088 – + 52 961 6188056; Extension 21120. 21122; Email: Twitter: @JuntoscnRutilio

Lic. Victoria Cecilia Flores Pérez. Secretary General of Government in Chiapas

Government Palace, 2o. Floor, Centro CP 29000 Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas. Switch: (961) 61 8 74 60 Ext. 20003 Email: private

Lic. Juan José Zepeda Bermúdez. President of the State Commission for Human Rights

Fax: (961) 60 2 57 84 Email: Phone: 01 (967) 67 465 94 Fax: 01 (967) 67 465 94


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