The case of Alberto Patishtán Gómez and the Culpability of the Mexican State: “We are governed by Injustice”

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The case of Alberto Patishtán Gómez and the Culpability of the Mexican State: “We are governed by Injustice”

 

logo-completo-2Alberto Patishtán Gómez is a basic education teacher from the indigenous Tzotzil community of El Bosque, in the highland region of the state of Chiapas in South-east Mexico. Known as ‘the Professor’, he has now served nearly thirteen years of a sixty year sentence for, as his supporters say “struggling for social justice among the poor and indigenous”. This article seeks to question the reasons for his conviction for a crime he quite clearly did not commit, and the reasons for the extraordinary reluctance of the Mexican state and legal system to release him despite overwhelming juridical reasons to do so.  

Alberto was detained following an ambush, on 12th June 2000, in which seven police officers were killed, a crime no one, from the state governor to…

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