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At the end of the afternoon of Thursday (8), the shock battalion of military police of
Paraná arrested and injured families affected by dams in the municipality of
Capanema, Southwest of the state, during the execution of a reintegration of
possession. About 150 families occupied the entrance of the construction site of the
hydroelectric plant of Iguazu down since Monday (5), which was with the works
paralyzed since then.

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Today (08/09), at the behest of the company Neoenergia and the Judge Roseana
Assumption, the shock battalion of military police of Parana state has carried out a
massacre on the hit of the hydroelectric plant of the lower Iguazu, leaving several
wounded and hospitalized, in addition to The arrest of 6 hit, got to back abuse of
authority and the method of violence on farmers humble and helpless that they were
fighting for their rights.
The MAB Repudiates and denounces the violent action of the company Neoenergia.

Watch the video of the conflict:

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Three affected people are arrested by the PM in Paraná

Published on Thu, 9/8/2016-22:38

During reintegration, Shock battalion of the PM used tear gas and rubber bullets

Ednubia Ghisi of Brazil in fact

At the end of the afternoon Thursday (8), the Shock battalion of the military police of
Paraná arrested and injured families affected by dams in the municipality of
Capanema, southwest of the State, during the execution of a repossession. About of
150 families occupied the entrance to the construction site of the lower Iguaçu
hydroelectric power plant since Monday (5), who was with the works stalled since
then. The reinstatement was issued by judge of the Exchequer Court, Roseana
Assumption, on the same day of the occupation.

The 80 policemen present in the operation launched tear gas and rubber bullets on
the occupants, although elderly and children at the scene. According to the
movement of dam affected people (MAB), people injured by rubber bullets and some
were hospitalized. No confirmation of the number of wounded.

Three farmers were arrested and taken to the 21st Battalion of the military police of
Capanema. According to the lawyer of the families, Christmas, the three Gentleman
Ahmed are accused of disobedience, but should still be released this evening. They
signed a Comprehensive Term and had to appear in court.

“My mother twisted her foot and passed out, I came back to help and they arrested
me,” reports one of the prisoners, Vilmar Locatelli. He was camped out since Monday
with his wife and three children-2, 7 and 16 years-since Monday, that were not in
place at the time of the dump because they had returned to the place where they live
to feed creation and milking cows. “We’re just trying to ensure our right. So far we
have no areas of resettlement, or agreement, have nothing “, vents the farmer who,
along with his family, he took part in the resistance since the beginning of the works
of the dam, three and a half years ago.

Claim

The coordination of MAB, Rodrigo Zancanaro, explains that the occupation of the
works aimed to collect the advance of negotiations with the company NeoEnergia,
responsible for building the plant, and with the State Government. Second Zancanaro,
the company did not attend the last three negotiation meetings with the families.
About 60% of the work is constructed and so far there is nothing concrete that will be
to the families after the flooding of the area. the State Government that ceded is not
licensing positions “, denounces.

Farmers charge resettlement location definition, indicating the value that will be paid
for their land, and presentation of Development Plan and development plan for those
affected who live in the area closest to the city. In all, 1025 families will be affected
directly by the work.

In May this year, the PM came to arrest 12 affected people occupying the conteiro,
with the same agendas.

http://www.mabnacional.org.br/noticia/tr-s-atingidos-por-barragens-s-presos-pela-pm-no-paran-0

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In PR, repossession on the Lower Iguaçu ends with hit prisoners and wounded
Published on Thu, 9/8/2016-18:59

Today (08/09), at the behest of the company NeoEnergia and Judge Christine Assumpção, shock battalion of the military police of Paraná State carried out a massacre on the hit the lower Iguaçu hydroelectric plant, leaving several injured and hospitalized, in addition to the arrest of 3 hit, reapplying the abuse of authority and the method of violence about humble farmers and helpless that they were fighting for their rights.

 

The MAB repudiates and condemns the violent action of the company Neoenergia.

Check out the note of clarification of the MAB on the situation of those affected, low in Paraná

For more than three years, the families affected by the Lower Iguaçu (70% and Copel Neoenergia 30%), seeking answers to the problems caused by the construction of the power plant.

From the beginning, unlike the entrepreneur, the consortium achieved have found it very difficult to move forward in securing their rights. Were dozens of meetings, meetings and negotiations, in which the commitments made, deadlines and guidelines have not been complied with. Company and the State Government do not guarantee solution.

Since may 2016 the negotiation process is carried out primarily in Curitiba, Center of political power (the State Government, Public Ministry, public defender’s Office Legislative Assembly) where supposedly the solutions would be resolved quickly. After numerous meetings, which occurred in the Palace, Legislative Assembly, everything continues as before, i.e. the works of power plant in accelerated speed and guarantee of the rights of those affected still.

Last month, after three meetings being cancelled by the enterprising Generation blue sky (bass Iguazú), affected families occupying the entrance to the construction site since the dawn of the day 05 in an attempt to advance the negotiations on the price of land and resettlement areas.

This morning the day 08 the Consortium released a note of clarification to society in an attempt to criminalize the actions of families through several untruths. Starting with the statement “Consortium has always maintained an open channel of dialogue and attended the scheduled meetings”, in the last month three meetings in a row were canceled by Neoenergia without any prior warning to the families who move more than 500 kilometers to attend the meetings in Curitiba.

The Consortium claims to have readjusted the prices of 20.06% in 2013, but does not cite that the State Government through the SEAB has already demonstrated that the price gap of 2013 to 2016 is greater than 50% in value of the bushel. As well as in note the company says have submitted 11 areas for resettlement, but these areas are much lower than those areas that will be flooded, with COPEL itself considered almost all inappropriate for resettlement, given the topographical characteristics and soil quality.

In these more than three years, since the beginning of the construction of the dam, we see once again the company Neoenergia treating with indifference, using of untruths in an attempt to delegitimize and criminalize the struggle of those affected. The MAB reaffirms that were always affected families who have been open to dialogue, seeking to resolve peacefully all the dilemmas raised by the Consortium, but that neglect on the part of businesses and the denial of rights has increased. It is worth remembering that the first trading after the “start of construction” occurred after more than a month of its inception and through mobilization of the stricken families who occupied the construction site.

At the end of the note the Consortium still uses threats to families to leave the camp without the attendance of the claimed “and reports that have provided all legal measures to ensure the input and output of machinery and employees of the construction site”. Will provide, still, all measures in order to hold accountable those responsible for damage ”

The work is already 60% complete and there’s no predicting the rights of families affected, small family farmers who have in the land your job and your existence.

So the MAB does an appeal to authorities (State Government, IAP, Copel, Public Ministry, public defender’s Office Legislative Assembly) and the Consortium,

1) put a new price list for land compensation taking into account the condition of the affected purchase new areas and equal conditions or preferably the current best;

2) put appropriate areas for resettlement of the families affected by the Lower Iguaçu HYDROELECTRIC POWER PLANT, taking into account agreement guaranteed and listed in minutes;

3) That the IAP and the Public Ministry do a careful review of the conditions that are in the basic environmental Plan and the installation license and performing audience publishes as a way to query the regional community involved;

4) in the event of non fulfillment of the above with the appropriate effectiveness and undertaking;

(a)) the IAP discontinue the installation license of the plant;

(b)) That the Legislative Assembly to revoke the authorization granted for the construction of the power plant;

(c)) that the construction of the dam is resumed after the service and warranty the tariff hit by dam.

WATER AND ENERGY ARE NOT COMMODITIES

Water and energy with Sovereignty, wealth distribution and Popular Control.

Our rights just to fight you back!

Capanema, 09 September 2016.

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