For immediate release:
May 27, 2010
* Sangita Nayak, 414 412 4518, firstname.lastname@example.org
* Diana Pei Wu, 510 333 3889, email@example.com
Chevron denies access to shareholder representatives in bid to silence truth about its human right and environmental impacts
UPDATE (1:15 pm CDT; May 27, 2010): All 5 are released and safe
HOUSTON, TX – Antonia Juhasz, lead author and editor of “The True Cost of Chevron: An Alternative Annual Report” was forcibly dragged from Chevron’s annual meeting yesterday as shareholders and their proxies chanted, “Chevron Lies, People Die.” CEO John Watson abruptly ended the meeting. Juhasz was released from jail this afternoon at 1:15 pm CDT after being arrested in Chevron’s annual shareholder meeting yesterday morning around 10:00 am CDT and kept overnight. She and other True Cost of Chevron Network members were there to share their stories of human rights and environmental abuses due to Chevron’s operations.
The other four arrestees from the network, Juan Parras of Houston, TX; Reverend Ken Davis of Richmond, CA; and Mitch Anderson and Han Shan of San Francisco, CA, were released early this morning at 3:30 am CDT. They were arrested after being barred from the meeting.
“As a Houstonian, I am proud to be part of this global network. Chevron cannot silence the truth about its operations in Houston or anywhere else,” stated Parras.
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