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Letter Writing Marathon 2012: Final report
3 April 2013

In 2012, 12 cases of individuals and communities whose human rights have been violated were given huge international public attention by Amnesty ...

Report       ACT 30/022/2013

Guatemala: Fears for safety of leaders in Guatemala
19 March 2013

Four Xinca indigenous leaders were kidnapped near Mataquescuintla, Jalapa department in Eastern Guatemala after participating in a public meeting ...

Urgent Action       AMR 34/003/2013

Guatemala: First trial of former head of state offers hope of ...
19 March 2013

Ex-president General Efraín Ríos Montt and his former head of military intelligence are to be tried for crimes against humanity committed against the ...

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Amnesty International | Guatemala: First trial of former head of ...
18 March 2013

The trial of Guatemala's ex-president General Efraín Ríos Montt and his former head of military intelligence Mauricio Rodríguez Sánchez -due to start ...

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Guatemala: Amnesty International calls for an implementation ...
15 March 2013

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL. PUBLIC STATEMENT. AI Index: AMR 34/004/2013. 15 March 2013. Guatemala: Amnesty International ...

Public Statement       AMR 34/004/2013

Guatemalan human rights defenders at risk
12 March 2013

Human rights defender and trade unionist Carlos Hernández was shot dead on 8 March in Chiquimula department, eastern Guatemala. He may have ...

Urgent Action       AMR 34/002/2013

Guatemala: Ruling on former president a positive step for ...
29 January 2013

Former Guatemalan military leader General Efraín Ríos Montt and his head of military intelligence will stand trial for the massacre of almost 2000 people ...

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Amnesty International | Guatemala: Ruling on former president ...
29 January 2013

Yesterday's ruling that General Efraín Ríos Montt and his former head of military intelligence, General José Mauricio Rodríguez Sánchez, should stand ...

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Guatemala's war on women | Amnesty International
21 January 2013

In 2012 alone, around 560 women were murdered across the Central American country, many after being sexually assaulted.

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Amnesty International | Time to end the inaction over killings of ...
17 January 2013

Authorities in Guatemala are putting the lives of women at risk by systematically failing to protect them and ensure those responsible for the hundreds ...

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