NOT ONE MORE DEATH. END TO IMPUNITY.
  • Petitioned To all the people who wish to join. Cajamarca, Perú.

This petition was delivered to:

To all the people who wish to join. Cajamarca, Perú.

NOT ONE MORE DEATH. END TO IMPUNITY.

    1. América Latina  Indignada
    2. Petition by

      América Latina Indignada

      Spain

MANIFEST AGAINST VIOLENCE INDISCRIMINATE AND INADMISSIBLE EXERCISED TOWARDS CAJAMARCA CITIZENS BY GOVERNMENT OF OLLANTA HUMALA

NOT ONE MORE DEATH OR MORE ILLEGAL ARREST, NO TO THE STATE OF EMERGENCY, NO TO THE ABUSE OF POWER, NO TO THE CRIMINALZATION OF PROTEST. WE DEMAND AN END TO IMPUNITY AND INVESTIGATION TO DETERMINE THE LEVEL OF RESPONSIBILITY OF PRESIDENT OLLANTA HUMALA.

This manifesto arises from the shock felt at the events occurred in the town of Celendín, Peru, on July 4, 2012, where there has been a direct attack against its inhabitants, who were mourning the death of three people, and where a series of illegal arrests were conducted.

The Peruvian government's response, over the protests of the people of Cajamarca, has been to declare, without any legal basis, a state of emergency to suppress the population, with the intrusion of the military, which constitutes a violation of fundamental rights to its inhabitants. Through these actions, they seek to protect the private interests of the transnational Newmont Mining Corporation, ignoring the rejection by the people of Cajamarca, whose peaceful protest have been taking place for months.

The protests by the citizens of Cajamara are aimed at the legitimate defence of their livelihoods and water resources, which would be seriously affected in the case that implementation of the Conga mega mining project. [1]

In solidarity with our Peruvian brothers and sisters, we declare the following:

 We demand a clarification as to who is responsible for the violence committed against demonstrators that has left three people dead, bringing to 20 the number of people killed in social conflicts in the short time that the government of Ollanta Humala has been in office. One more death is unacceptable. It is inadmissible that the government undermines the security of its citizens, constantly adopting illegal actions that violate fundamental rights, as well as the Peruvian Constitution.
 We demand an end to the state of emergency in the region. According to the International Criminal Court, crimes against humanity are, "any act which causes severe suffering inhuman or impairs the mental or physical health of the person who suffers, committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack against any civilian population" [1], as is the declaration of a state of emergency illegal and consistent in manner, such that may be typified as a form of "persecution". [2] It is intended to legitimize a state of emergency to make arrests indiscriminately violating all types of protocols and conventions of international law which have been ratified and signed by Peru. At the same time, make use of state armed forces to guarantee private interests in violation of the obligations for which they are empowered; to ensure the safety of its citizens, by not curtailing their freedoms. The imposition of the declared state of emergency does not restrict the rights of freedom to assembly, thus rendering arbitrary arrests unjustified by this fact. Therefore, we demand the release of illegally detained persons, such as the case of Marco Arana. We take a stand against the systematic criminalization of protest by the population.
 We call on Peruvian citizens to adopt a critical attitude towards the information that filters through the mass media that far from accommodating different points of view, becomes a loudspeaker for corporate interests. We call on the Peruvians, to take a responsible attitude of solidarity and support the events and demonstrations being carried out throughout the country, because the future of Peru is what is at stake.
 We urge an end to censorship and manipulation by the media about the struggles in defence of livelihoods, distorting information in order to manipulate public opinion to foster the position for illegitimate policies of the current government.

Signatories:

América Latina Indignada: Sur, Centro y Norte.
Legal Team International 15M.
Democracia Directa Perú

Política Internacional 15M

Foot notes:
[1]http://www.stecyl.es/opinion/2011/110329_crimenes_economicos_contra_humanidad.htm
[2] El principio del imperio de la ley “cobra el carácter de concepto dinámico que debe aplicarse no sólo para salvaguardar y promover en toda sociedad libre los derechos civiles y políticos del individuo, sino además para crear las condiciones sociales, económicas y culturales bajo las cuales pueda satisfacer sus legítimas aspiraciones” en caso contrario tiene la figura de persecución, se desprende de la opinión consultiva de la Corte Internacional y el Art. 64 Convención Americana sobre Derechos Humanos, Opinión Consultiva OC-8/87 del 30 de enero de 1987. Serie A No. 8, párr. 10. de la Corte Internacional

Also see in English:
http://www.ww4report.com/node/11252

Background:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yanacocha
http://www.bullionstreet.com/news/peru-may-drop-4.8-billion-cajamarca-gold-mine-project/1705

 

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 50 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Christoffer Kangas LULEå, SWEDEN
      • over 2 years ago

      In solidarity with the people of Latin America!

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Rosa Gavilano MILAN, ITALY
      • over 2 years ago

      .

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Cristina Ramirez Mora BIRR, IRELAND
      • over 2 years ago

      FIRMO porque no puede llamarse "desarrollo" al exterminio de pueblos, culturas y medio ambiente....... que se vayan con sus venenos a Europa, USA y Canadá, a ver si sus ciudadanos les dejan masacrarlos!!!! LATINOAMÉRICA NO ES UNA MINA!!!

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Pablo Hein ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
      • over 2 years ago

      Porque esa zona tan única y delicada debería ser una zona de cultura agrícola de tipo monumental mundial, como se les ocurre de malograr el equilibrio de esa zona que es todo para enorgullecerse de que esta sin contaminaciones y produce productos de alta apreciación en el mundo entero? Por el oro? Y para que? Para las guerras y riqueza de otros? Y el pueblo? Que se friegue no? O les dan un deposito fabricado y ya el agua no es de ellos? Que Estadounidenses se han puesto carajo.

      Es que no miran al mundo entero que no quiere mas de esto? Que se frieguen esos explotadores y busquen en otra parte.

      Matando gente por esto es una vergüenza increíble, es que no aprendieron aun?.

      Los explotadores se cagan de la risa, el gobierno como borricos y perros fieles para ellos, no, esto no tiene nada que ver con integridad nacional. Pónganse las pilas a ver si el cerebro les funciona otra vez, y dejen Cajamarca, lugar sagrado de mis antepasados en paz. Hablo también en nombre de mi antepasado el Curaca Sacchia Tupac Yupanqui,( Montes) Curaca de Tinta. Y mis hijos que van a heredar un mundo mejor que se lo merecen.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:

    Develop your own tools to win.

    Use the Change.org API to develop your own organizing tools. Find out how to get started.