Prize Fighters: Enviros Worldwide Call for Release of Two Mexican Activists

Prize Fighters: Enviros Worldwide Call for
Release of Two Mexican Activists,
Mark Hertsgaard,
Grist
Forty-five of the world’s most prominent environmentalists have
called for the immediate release of Mexican colleagues Rodolfo
Montiel Flores and Teodoro Cabrera Garcia, who have been jailed and
tortured after blocking logging operations by the multinational
Boise Cascade in the southern state of Guerrero. Writing in the
environmental webzine Grist, Mark Hertsgaard reports,
‘[T]he activists — all previous winners of the prestigious Goldman
Environmental Prize — wrote to Mexico’s president-elect Vicente
Fox on July 14 to request his intervention in the case.’ Montiel
and Cabrera, who were arrested in May 1999 after organizing their
neighbors to fight the logging operation, claim they were tortured
and forced to sign confessions of drug trafficking. Amnesty and
International and the Sierra Club have joined in demanding their
release. — LUGo there>>

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