Indigenous peoples of the Americas 1992: second appeal cases and order form for photographs

Indigenous peoples of the Americas 1992: second appeal cases and order form for photographs

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Index Number: AMR 01/015/1992
Date Published: 31 August 1992
Categories: Americas

This circular contains appeal cases from seven countries in the Americas, illustrating the types of violations suffered by indigenous peoples in those countries. They are: USA: the case of Leonard Peltier; Honduras: the killing of Vicente Matute Cruz; Canada: the killings of John Joseph Harper and Helen Betty Osborne; Colombia: the killing of 20 Paez Indians, including women and children; Mexico: the killing of one Mixe Indian and the arbitrary arrest and torture of six others; Guatemala: the "disappearance" of Maria Tiu Tojin and her one-month-old daughter; Peru: the killing of 14-year-old Juanita Cconan Saune and 17 others, exhumed from mass graves on 18 October 1990 in Chilcahuaycco, Huamanga province.


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