Honduras: Lack of investigation into the possible extrajudicial execution of Manuel de Jesus Guerra

Honduras: Lack of investigation into the possible extrajudicial execution of Manuel de Jesus Guerra

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Index Number: AMR 37/003/1992
Date Published: 1 March 1992
Categories: Americas, Honduras

Manuel de Jesus Guerra Arita, assistant secretary of the Central Nacional de Trabajadores del Campo (CNTC), the National Union of Rural Workers, was killed on 8 December 1991 in unclear circumstances. This paper reports AI's concern about indications that the Honduran judicial authorities have failed fully to investigate recent allegations which identify the perpetrators of this killing as members of the Direccion Nacional de Investigaciones (DNI), the investigative branch of the Honduran security forces. This information was reportedly volunteered by a former DNI police collaborator who approached members of CODEH, the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights in Honduras in February 1992. AI is calling on the Honduran authorities to undertake an exhaustive investigation


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