Héctor David Xoy Ajulip

Héctor David Xoy Ajulip (35) was  a member of the Services Workers Union (GFLG) and Limited Company (SITRAGFLG) and worked for the transnational company Pepsico.

Héctor worked as a delivery driver. According to reports, on the 6 May 2020, he was abducted by hitmen while driving his route and taken to wooded area and shot a number of times.

Attacks against members of unions groups have increased exponentially in Guatemala in recent years. This situation has led to union groups from Guatemala to formally inform the Director of the International Labour Department of the International Labour Organization (ILO).

Jordán Rodas Andrade, Prosecutor of Human Rights (OHCHR) in Guatemala, condemned the murder of Héctor David. In a statement he reminded the State of Guatemala the responsibility to guarantee the right to life, freedom, justice and security. He also reminded the company he was working for their duty to adopt all the measures necessary to ensure the life, security and health of their workers.

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Date of Killing:06/06/2020

Previous Threats:No

Type of Work:Trade Unionist

Organisation:Sindicato de Trabajadores de Servicios GFLG y Compañía Limimatada (SITRAGFLG).

Sector or Type of Rights the HRD Worked On:Civil and Political Rights, ESC Rights

Sector Detail:Extractive industries/Mega projects, Indigenous Peoples' Rights, Land Rights

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URLs (links) of Interest
Fografía del perfil y Bibliografía. La redacción de Oriente News, “Asesinan a repartidor de frituras en Santa Lucia Los Ocotes”, Oriente News, 7 Abril 2020.
Bibliografía. Ojeda, I., “En cuatro meses, seis dirigentes fueron asesinados en Guatemala”, Public Service International (PSI), 16 julio 2020.
Bibliografía. Carta enviada por distintos grupos sindicales de Guatemala a la Oficina de Normas Internacionales de OIT, Guatemala 19 de septiembre 2020
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