Guatemala: Fear for safety: Peasant farmers from the El Sauce community
Rosa Pec Chub (f), Juan Rax Chub, her son: There is serious concern for the safety of 15 families from the El Sauce community, El Estor, department of Izabal, following a violent attack against them on 24 January 1997 by about 100 heavily armed individuals, led by a local landowner. In the attack Rosa Pec Chub was killed and her son, Juan Rax Chub, was wounded. The assailants also destroyed homes, crops and the community chapel. Amnesty International is urging the authorities to fully investigate the incident, and bring those responsible to justice.