BREAKING NEWS – WWF Earth Hour Partner (20 million $) Coca-Cola Hit with New Charges of Murder, Rape, Torture
From Campaign to Stop Killer Coke
For immediate release: March 1, 2010
For further information, contact:
Terry Collingsworth, Conrad & Scherer: (202) 543-5811
Bob Perillo, Guatemala, to schedule interviews with plaintiffs: 011 50 25318 6620
Pat Clark: (718) 852-2808, Corporate Campaign, Inc.
Coke Hit with New Charges of Murder, Rape, Torture
On February 25, 2010 a lawsuit was filed on behalf of eight plaintiffs in the Supreme Court of the State of New York against The Coca-Cola Co. and Coke processing and bottling plants in Guatemala. This case involves charges of murder, rape and torture. The plaintiffs include union leaders and family members. This case has been brought in New York State because plaintiffs and other victims of human rights abuses lack access to an independent and functioning legal system within Guatemala, a country with a corrupt judiciary which has been undermined by the intimidation and murder of witnesses, prosecutors, lawyers and judges.