2010-12. Legal Case. Choc v. HudBay Minerals.
On September 27th, 2009, Adolfo Ich Chamán, a respected indigenous Q’eqchi’ Mayan community leader and an outspoken critic of harms and rights violations caused by Canadian mining activities in his community, was hacked and shot to death by security forces employed at HudBay Minerals’ Fenix Mining Project near the town of El Estor, Guatemala.
December 1st, 2010, Guatemala City: Angelica Choc, Adolfo Ich Chamán’s widow, announces lawsuit brought in Canadian courts against HudBay Minerals Inc. to seek accountability for the murder of her husband.
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MiMundo.org photo essay on Ich Chamán’s murder: