Skip to Navigation | Skip to Content | Leap to Bottom

Mexico: Charges Against Zapatista Subcomandante Marcos Ruled Invalid 20 Years Later | Democracy Now!


Mexico: Charges Against Zapatista Subcomandante Marcos Ruled Invalid 20 Years Later | Democracy Now!: In Mexico, a federal court has ruled criminal charges against Zapatista leader Subcomandante Marcos are no longer valid—more than two decades after they were first lodged. The Zapatistas launched an uprising on the day the North American Free Trade Agreement went into effect, January 1, 1994, declaring that NAFTA meant death to indigenous people. Subcomandante Marcos was charged with rebellion, terrorism and other crimes. But under Mexican law, such charges expire when half the possible prison term for the most serious charge has lapsed. The court said that renders Marcos’ charges invalid.

Read the full article … 

Dispatch: Aboriginal Press Media Group  |   Permalink  |   [25.2.16]  |   0 comments


»  {Newer-Posts} {Older-Posts}  «


Post a Comment

Links to this posting:

Create a Link

 / 25.2.16 / 2016/02/#8898102439556681274

Aboriginal News Group

Contributing Editors, International Correspondents & Affiliates

This is an Ad-Free Newswire

Southern Poverty Law Center

This site uses the Blogspot Platform


Inteligenta Indigena Novajoservo™ (IIN) is maintained by the Aboriginal Press News Service™ (APNS) a subset of the Aboriginal News Group™ (ANG). All material provided here is for informational purposes only, including all original editorials, news items and related post images, is published under a CC: Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 license (unless otherwise stated) and/or 'Fair Use', via section 107 of the US Copyright Law). This publication is autonomous; stateless and non-partisan. We refuse to accept paid advertising, swag, or monetary donations and assume no liability for the content and/or hyperlinked data of any other referenced website. The APNS-ANG and its affiliate orgs do not advocate, encourage or condone any type/form of illegal and/or violent behaviour.