September 27, 2019
Global climate strike day
Rights Action remembers and honors Adolfo Ich, a Mayan Q’eqchi’ environmental, territorial, human rights defender, assassinated September 27, 2009, by Hudbay Mineral’s security guards
(Photo James Rodriguez)
10 years since Adolfo Ich was killed by private security guards hired by Hudbay Minerals and its subsidiary company CGN, in El Estor, Izabal, Guatemala.
10 years since German Chub was shot and left paralyzed by Hudbay/CGN security guards, that same day.
10 years, since Adolfo Ich’s widow Angelica Choc, German Chub and 11 gang-rape victims from the village of Lote 8 initiated the precedent-setting Hudbay Minerals lawsuits in Canadian courts – that are proceeding despite extraordinary obstacles and odds.
(Lucia Caal Chun and Margarita Caal Caal, from Lote 8)
10 years of on-going environmental devastation, violent repression in the Mayan Q’eqchi’ communities of El Estor, as the Swiss mining company Solway Investment Group is doing now what Hudbay Minerals and Skye Resources were trying to do, 2004-2011, what INCO did in the 1970s and 80s.
10 years of strength and dignity of Angelica, German and the Lote 8 women, doing what Canadian politicians and courts should do, what the Canadian media and citizens should do – hold ourselves accountable when our governments, investment firms and companies commit crimes, human rights violations and environmental harms in other countries.
Thank-you Adolfo Ich.
Thank-you Angelica, German and the Lote 8 women, and all courageous environmental/ land/ human rights defenders, north-south-east-west.
Justice will be done, fair reparations will be paid to these victims of Hudbay’s mining repression.
Choc vs. Hudbay: 5 minute film by James Rodriguez. Interview with Angelica Choc during September 27, 2016 commemoration of Adolfo Ich: https://vimeo.com/191327705
Next hearing, Hudbay Minerals lawsuits: November 8, 2019, Toronto, Canada
More information/ To support Hudbay Minerals lawsuits (Canada) and Mynor Padilla murder and assault trial (Guatemala): Grahame Russell, firstname.lastname@example.org; www.rightsaction.org
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To support territorial, environmental and human rights defense struggles in Guatemala and Honduras, make check to "Rights Action" and mail to:
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