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Guatemala: Appeals against impunity

, Index number: AMR 34/003/1997

Despite the signing of peace accords on 29 December 1996 and the ending of the internal armed conflict, human rights abuses continue to be committed with impunity. This document contains twelve appeal cases which reflect Amnesty International's main concerns, as well as the range of people targeted for repression: The killing of returned refugees: the Xaman massacre; The killing of civilians by the army: the case of "Las Majadas"; The "disappearance" of Arnoldo Xi; "Social cleansing" and street youths: Erwin Americo Orantes Martinez, Nicolas Cruz Ruiz; The bones tell the truth: clandestine cemeteries in Rabinal; Denial of justice: the killing of Apolo Ariosto Carranza Vallar; Threats against witnesses, lawyers and judges: the Myrna Mack investigations; Church and land activists under attack: the case of El Estor; Torture and threats against journalists: Estuardo Vinicio Pacheco Mendez; A legacy from the past: the case of Todos Santos; Death and ill-treatment of students: Mario Alioto Lopez Sanchez; Threats against human rights defenders: women in CONAVIGUA.

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