FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 25, 2021
Press Conference Demanding Chevron Stop Targeting Activists
Congress, International Groups Ask for Release of US Human Right Lawyer Steven Donziger
Washington, DC—Human Rights Lawyer, Steven Donziger, who helped win the historic $9.5 billion judgment against Chevron for deliberate pollution of the Ecuadorian Amazon for over two decades, was recently sentenced to 6 months in prison for misdemeanor contempt of court. On Wednesday, October 27, the day before the historic congressional hearing of the major oil CEOs summoned to Washington DC to speak on decades of dissection and misinformation, Congressional representatives, the United Nations, and human rights groups such as Amnesty International and the Protect the Protest task Force are demanding Donziger’s immediate release from home detention and that he not be subjected to any jail time.
Additionally, a 100-page report from ecological anthropologist Dr. Nan Greer will be made available during the event. The report examines Chevron’s record around the world and found 70 incidents of serious cases of abuse of both environment and local communities in 31 countries. The report further exposes how Chevron owes over $50 billion in judgments and settlement debts.
What: Press Conference Demanding Chevron Stop Targeting Activists
Who: Representative Jesús “Chuy” García, Representative Jim McGovern; Representative Rashida Tlaib; Natali Segovia, Donziger’s lawyer and attorney with Water Protector Legal Collective; Graham Clumpner from the Protect the Protest Task Force; Paul Paz y Miño from Amazon Watch; Amy Fischer from Amnesty International USA; Aaron Regunberg from The Law Students for Climate Accountability; and Lucy Lawless, actor and activist.
When: Wednesday, Oct 27, 202111 AM ET
Where: House Triangle (grassy triangle on the House side of the Capitol’s East Front)
Contact: Valentina Stackl, Protect the Protest Task Force, firstname.lastname@example.org, (734) 276-6260