Descargar: MP3 (1.4 MB)
At times when the Argentinean judiciary is being questioned for several conservative decisions, an appeals court in Santiago del Estero province dismissed an appeal to release the responsible for the murder of peasant activist Cristian Ferreyra.
The murderers: Jorge Ciccioli and Javier Juárez, leaders of armed gangs in association with soy businessmen, have issued threats and assaulted people in their communities.
The member of the Peasant Movement of Santiago del Estero (MOCASE) Ricardo Cuéllar spoke with Real World Radio about the case.
Cristian was 25 years old. On November 16 of 2011 we was home in San Antonio community preparing an assembly where other MOCASE activists would participate. At a certain point Javier and Arturo Juarez went to his house. They are both assassins hired by soy producer Jose Ciccioli from Santa Fe province. Without saying a word they shot him in cold blood. Hours later Cristian was dead.
The other two peasant leaders who were with Cristian were injured and were witnesses to
the crime. The peasants of San Antonio are besieged by the growing advance of bulldozers, soy producers, politicians and private police. There are 25 families living in 2,000 hectares of land who have suffered several assaults.
Cuellar said that the demand of social organizations is that the case should go to a public hearing to set a precedent to avoid the constant threats and aggressions against the peasants and indigenous living in Argentina.
He also recalled that the National Indigenous and Peasant Movement (MNIC) is promoting and demanding the passing of a law, known as “Cristian Ferreyra” to stop peasant evictions.
Del 27 al 30 de noviembre se realizará en Santiago de Chile el segundo Congreso de la Asociación Nacional de Mujeres Rurales e Indígenas de Chile (CLOC-Vía Campesina), el cual contará con una cobertura especial de Radio Mundo Real en esa instancia.
Empezamos nuestro programa de esta semana con un saludo solidario a las y los compañeros de Pañuelos en Rebeldía, ante la amenaza de desalojo del espacio que construyeron junto a distintas organizaciones barriales y movimientos populares. Informamos luego sobre el histórico juicio oral y público que comenzó esta semana por el asesinato del joven militante campesino Cristian Ferreyra del Movimiento Campesino de Santiago del Estero (MOCASE).
Radio Mundo Real 2003 - 2014 Todo el material aquí publicado está bajo una licencia Creative Commons (Atribución - Compartir igual). El sitio está realizado con Spip, software libre especializado en publicaciones web... y hecho con cariño.