13 Maya Villagers Stand Trial in Belize | Cultural Survival

TribalTV · March 15, 2016 · Belize, Social Justice · 0 comments

Thirteen Maya villagers will be standing trial in Belize on March 30th, 2016, under fabricated charges. Like many Indigenous leaders fighting to protect their lands, they are being criminalized for these actions, and may face prison time.On the early morning of June 24th, 2015, traditional leaders of the Maya people of Southern Belize were violently awoken in their homes by police. Charges were brought against 13 people, including 10 farmers, two traditional Maya leaders, and Q’eqchi community spokesperson Cristina Coc, advisor to the traditional leaders and mother of two.

Source: 13 Maya Villagers Stand Trial in Belize | Cultural Survival

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