Among the many evangelical Christians driven from their homes in 2016 were an extended family of sixteen who lived near Las Margaritas in Chiapas.
On 13 November 2014, three of the remaining five Acteal prisoners were released from Amat√© prison in Chiapas state.
On Wednesday 10 April, the Mexican Supreme Court sitting in Mexico City ordered the release of 15 of the “Innocent of Acteal” group of prisoners who have been imprisoned since March 1998. The 15 men were released from Amat√© prison late on Wednesday night and taken to Tuxtla Gutierrez, the state capital of Chiapas. Their families have travelled from their homes in remote villages to Tuxtla to greet them.
Seven more of the Innocent of Acteal group of prisoners have been freed from prison. The men were released earlier this month following a decision of the Mexican Supreme Court.
On 12 September 2011, about 70 evangelical Christians from the village of San Rafael Tlanalapan, Puebla state, were told to leave immediately or be “crucified or lynched.”
In a surprise development, 15 more of The Innocent of Acteal group of prisoners were released yesterday from prison in Mexico. The news was totally unexpected by the prisoners and their lawyers.
The Church in Chains Annual Conference held earlier this month focussed on Mexico.
View a YouTube interview with guest speaker, Rev. Al Schreuder, about the church in Chiapas.
About 140 Christians from various parts of Ireland gathered in Athlone in September for the annual Church in Chains conference.
Nine more of The Innocent of Acteal group of prisoners (including the six men pictured) have been released from prison in Mexico after another hearing in the Mexican Supreme Court.
The release and resettlement of The Innocent of Acteal group of prisoners has suffered more delays. In mid-August, twenty of the prisoners (including the seven men pictured) were released by order of the Mexican Supreme Court.