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Giovanni Proiettis Has to Return to Mexico

Thinkers, Journalists and Organizers Demand the Return of the Deported Journalist


By Journalists, Intellectuals, and Artists from Mexico and the World
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

April 17, 2011

Giovanni Proiettis, a respected Autonomous University of Chiapas (UNACH) professor and collaborator of the Italian newspaper Il Manifesto, was incredibly expelled from Mexico. The National Migration Institute (INM) claims that his immigration document (FM2) was out of date. Not true. On Friday April 5, Giovanni went to the INM office in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, to renew in a timely manner his immigration papers that were due to expire on the 10th. On Tuesday 12th, he was told that there were problems with the network and that the INM needed to keep his passport. He was asked to return on Friday the 15th and assured that everything was in order. On that day, Giovanni went to the offices of the INM at about 10.30 am to submit payment. It was a trap. He was arrested, and sent to Mexico City on a private jet. At 7:00 in the evening he was forced to board a plane bound for Rome via Madrid. He never had access to a lawyer, nor could he tell his wife, much less talk to the Italian Consul, all of which constitute serious violations of his human rights. For nearly 18 years, Giovanni Proiettis has been writing about the struggles of the indigenous peoples in resistance and, more recently, drug trafficking and the climate summit in Cancun (COP16). He has done so in foreign newspapers, without receiving financial remuneration. His expulsion suggests that the federal government is uncomfortable with these topics. We demand the return of Giovanni Proiettis to Mexico, his country of choice.

Sincerely,

Claudio Albertani, Guillermo Almeyra, Carlos Martínez de la Torre, Adolfo Gilly, Al Giordano, Julio Hernández López, Clara Ferri, Sabina Longhitano, Narco News, Stefano Sartorello, Paola Ortelli, Nadia Victoria Chichiarelli, Roberto Castelli, Patito Rubio, Stefania Montecucco, Sergio Toniolo, Multiforo Alicia, Lilia Zueck, Franca Bizzoni, Patrizia Bonicelli, Kristina Lim, Federico Campbell Peña, Marco Capatto, Jaime Avilés, Eduardo Moches, Annunziata Rossi, Franca Bizzoni, Carlo Almeyra, Yvon Le Bot, Giovanna Cavasola, Marisa Sulmoni, La Reus, Cultural i Solidària per la Pau-Reus, Armando Cortes-Rueda, Stephen Zunes, Ana Esther Ceceña, Juan Usandizaga, Città del Messico, Ludovic Bonleux, Pietro Custodi, Hermann Bellinghausen, Roger Rovira Pineda, Patrick Cuninghame, Elena Poniatowska, Paula Haro, Marta Massanella, Armando de Matthaeis, Ferruccio Gambino, Harry Cleaver, César Altamira-Ingeniero, Edwin Geovani Montalvo, Sindicato de Periodistas y Similares -El Salvador (SINPESS), Fátima Nozano, El Real Under, Danny Sánchez Muñoz, Silvana Capurso, Alfio Nicotra, Oscar Pérez Caba, Bernard Riguet, Patrizia Capoferri, Suonie Giusto, Gerardo Ferara, Luca Martinelli, Annamaria Pontoglio, Comitato Chiapas “Maribel,” Red Ciudadana Iztapalapa, Marinella Miano Bosrruso, Alberto Hijar, Marinella Miano Bosrruso, Laurence Cox, Paola Capon, Juan Carlos Bossio Rotondo, Yole Risso de Bossio, Angela Bellei, Sandra Bossio, Nedi Tommasin, Redaccìon de Radio Onda d’Urto, Emilio Molinari, Comitato Italiano Contratto Mondiale sull’Acqua, Sigfrido Miralles, Marta De Vincenti, Erwin Slim Torres, Luca Rastello, Davide Santoro, Aderiamo All’appello, Anna Pacchiani-Bergamo, Massimo Vecchi, Jordina Anguera, CGT - Estado Español, Citlali Katarina Espinosa Estrada, Ana Silvia Lara Avendano, Françoise Escarpit, Patrick Cuninghame, Carolina Ballesteros

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