Oaxaca: The Popular Assembly of the Juchiteco People denounces attack on anti-wind energy camp

Daños en el campamento. Foto @APPJ

Damages at camp. Photo @APPJ

The Popular Assembly of the Juchiteco People (APPJ) has made public a communique denouncing the attack it suffered at the resistance camp which the organization had maintained since 25 February in Juchitán against the construction of the Bii Hioxho wind-energy park.

According to the communique, during the night of 15 October, some infrastructure and materials of the camp were burned.  Eye witnesses affirm that at this time a truck was circulating through the zone, being linked to other acts of harassment and violence perpetrated against opponents to the megaprojects being developed in the Tehauntepec Isthmus region.

Furthermore, the APPJ denounced the attacks and death-threats to which two sympathizers of the organization have been subjected by the multinational firm Fenosa Natural Gas, which is responsible for the development of the Bii Hioxho project.

For more information (in Spanish):

Comunicado urgente APPJ: Gas Natural Fenosa y Constructoral incendian campamento de resistencia de la APPJ y en días pasados intimidan a integrantes de la Asamblea en Juchitán (Proyecto Ambulante, 16 de octubre de 2013)

Atacan campamento de la Asamblea Popular del Pueblo Juchiteco(Revolución tres punto cero, 16 de octubre de 2013)

For more information from SIPAZ (in English):

Oaxaca: New threats of displacement from Playa Vicente (25 October 2013)

Oaxaca: Death by gunfire of opponent to wind-energy projected promoted by multinational Fenosa Natural Gas (20 August 2013)

Oaxaca: “The Isthmus at the Crossroads” Seminar (20 August 2013)

Oaxaca: Attacks on those opposed to the wind-energy park in the Tehuantepec Isthmus (4 August 2013)

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