Guatemala: Human Rights Defenders at Risk

Guatemala: Human Rights Defenders at Risk

Index Number: AMR 34/007/2007
Date Published: 4 April 2007
Categories: Americas, Guatemala

Amnesty International is deeply concerned at the recent increase in attacks, threats and acts of intimidation against human rights defenders and social activists, which appears to be aimed at deterring them from continuing their human rights work. Attacks have included killings, attempted killings, threats and break-ins into the offices of human rights organizations. While few attacks against human rights defenders are fully investigated, previous investigations show that in the past members of clandestine groups and organized

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