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20 Jan 2007 -
Justice for Pedro Zamora and STEPQ


¡No a la impunidad! Justice for Pedro Zamora

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Background information

Pedro Zamora*
Pedro Zamora.*

Pedro Zamora, General Secretary of the Guatemalan STEPQ dockers’ union was shot 20 times by multiple assailants who ambushed him and his children on Monday, January 15.  After firing 100 shots, one walked up to the wounded Zamora and shot him at point blank range in the face. Three-year-old Angel was wounded in the attack.  Zamora’s last act had been to push the children to the floor to try and protect them. Since the murder, the five surviving leaders of the STEPQ union have received telephoned death threats, that they are subject to surveillance. Their families are also being threatened.

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Not in vain - The death of Pedro Zamora
A new six minute video is now available about the assassination of Pedro Zamora.

What you can do

We are calling on unions internationally to:
1. Send protest letters to the government of Guatemala, demanding protection for the union, condemning this assassination, demanding an investigation into the murder and asking that the perpetrators be brought to justice. [See: Solidarity page]

2. Approach Members of Parliament, Congress and Assembly Deputies to support the campaign by asking that their governments seek a firm assurance from the government of Guatemala that the campaign of intimidation will be stopped, and that Pedro Zamora’s killers will be brought to justice through a transparent judicial process

3. Circulate the Charter for Justice to union members and public figures for signature and return to the ITF. This charter is also available in petition form on the ITF website.[To sign the petition online: Click Here]

Join the Campaign:

Download Campaign Materials:

A briefing note and Charter for Justice are downloadable. Please join the campaign and distribute this information as widely as you can.

In addition, we are appealing for financial assistance, both for Pedro’s family and for the union fight. Should you wish to make a donation, please contact the ITF using the email address above.

Thank you for your solidarity in this important fight.

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Murder of Guatemalan trade unionist
TAKE ACTION: The ITF has expressed outrage over the murder of Guatemalan trade unionist, Pedro Zamora, General Secretary of the Dockers' union STEPQ.

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