Date of issue: 4 June 2013
For immediate release
G4S face storm of protest at Annual Meeting
On Thursday 6 June 2013 executives and shareholders attending the G4S’ AGM will face a storm of protest against G4S’ profiting from Israel’s illegal detention and torture of Palestinians.
Human rights campaigners will gather outside the G4S Annual General Meeting to alert shareholders to the company’s complicity in the systematic abuse of human rights and international law.
Sarah Colborne, Director of Palestine Solidarity Campaign said:
“G4S cannot expect to do business as usual whilst it equips Israeli prisons which hold Palestinians in breach of the Geneva Convention. G4S attempts to portray itself as an ethical company³ but the reality is the company assists Israel in its illegal imprisonment of Palestinians.
Companies are discovering that there is a price to pay for doing business with Israel’s occupation – and are losing contracts worth millions as a result. Just as Veolia has paid a significant price for its complicity, we are putting G4S on notice: stop facilitating Israel’s violations of international law and human rights, and pull out of its Israeli contracts – otherwise your business will suffer as a key target of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign.”
Palestinian civil society has called for people of conscience across the world to support Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against companies such as G4S, who are complicit in Israel’s crimes against Palestinians.
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