British TUC sends letter to Argentine Ambassador
British Trades Union Congress (TUC) General Secretary Frances O’Grady has sent a letter to the Ambassador of Argentina in Britain supporting the Las Heras oil workers . . .
(March 15, 2014)
Four unionists are charged with the death by gunshot of a police officer. Despite no one ever being identified as the killer and no murder weapon ever being found, three of them are found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment. Some of those charged have already served three years in “preventive” incarceration. Police carry out mass arrests, break into homes and beat detainees in the lead-up to their court case. The prosecutor openly admits that police have detained and tortured suspects.
This blatant frame-up sounds like a nightmare from the days of Argentina’s 1976-1983 military dictatorship. But the fact is, it is happening right now. In December 2013, three oil refinery workers (“petroleros”) from Argentina’s Santa Cruz province were sentenced to life imprisonment. Six more have copped five-year sentences.
The oil workers of Las Heras urgently need your solidarity and support. They need you to add your voice to the demand that all these convictions be immediately thrown out.
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