Paraguay: Fear for safety / possible extrajudicial execution

Paraguay: Fear for safety / possible extrajudicial execution

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Index Number: AMR 45/002/1997
Date Published: 21 July 1997
Categories: Americas, Paraguay

Epifanio Cantero, peasant leader / land rights campaigner; killed: Felipe Pablo Benitez: There is concern for the safety of Epifanio Cantero, a member of the Puente Kue Neighbourhood Commission (CVPK), which is campaigning for the land rights for landless peasant farmers in Yuty, department of Caazapa. He has recently received a number of death threats and fears have been heightened by the recent murder of Felipe Pablo Benitez by unidentified gunmen on 11 July 1997.


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