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Ecuador: Fear for safety/death threats

, Index number: AMR 28/009/2005

Dr Santiago Guarderas, Dean of the Universidad Católica, Catholic University, in the capital Quito, and staff at the university have received a series of threatening telephone calls, after some staff spoke out against the decision by President Lucio Gutiérrez to dismiss all Supreme Court judges. Amnesty International believes that Dr Guarderas and staff at the Universidad Católica may be in grave danger.

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