Sunday, May 07, 2006

Atenco Update:

----Alexis Benumea, a student at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), remains in critical condition after receiving a serious head injury in Atenco from a SPEDE-HEAT CN projectile , manufactured by the company Defense Technology/Federal Laboratories, courtesy of the Mexican Federal Police. It has a target range of 150 yards. Alexis is in a coma with a brain hematoma & exposed skull fractures.

----Ke Huelga radio reports that students aboard buses were arrested at Federal Police checkpoints installed in the areas.

----Almost all of the political prisoners being held at the Almoloyita Jail are on a hunger strike. Family members are still being denied access. Solidarity groups are outside the jail protesting for the release of the prisoners.

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