Ecuador: Allegations of extrajudicial executions by security forces
In three separate incidents in March 1993, six people have been killed during police and military operations ostensibly designed to control delinquency, drug-trafficking and other crimes in the city of Guayaquil. On 6 March 1993, Wilmer Zambrano Velez and the brothers Jose Miguel Olmedo Caicedo and Segundo Olmedo Caicedo were killed in a military raid in the Batallon del Suburbio neighbourhood. On 11 March 1993 in the Guayacanes urbanization the Special Operation's Group (GOE) killed Fernando Calderon Chico and Alberto Anastasio Zuniga. Both men were suspected of being involved in organized crime. On 17 March 1993 in a raid by the GOE in the Alborada urbanization, some ten hooded men in uniform shot dead Antonia Mera de Molineros. An investigation is pending.