|Poster for Tu Corazon Florece (Your Heart Flourishes) festival
On Friday, February 10, 2012, a verdict was issued in the case of Lisandro Guarcax and 32 other victims. The accused were found guilty of charges of murder and kidnapping and given sentences ranging from 100-376 years. In the case of Lisandro, the judges ordered that his parents be compensated for their suffering and that the municipality where he lived provide a public memorial.
NISGUA applauds the verdict in this case. In our hearts we long for a just world in which Lisandro and so many others are no longer taken from us and in their names we recommit to working towards justice.
Lisandro Guarcax was a visionary artist, teacher and founding member of Grupo Sotz’il. He was kidnapped, murdered and tortured on August 25, 2010. His death provoked a widespread national and international response.
|NISGUA paid ad campaign in reponse to Lisandro’s death. Read more here.