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Guatemala: Written statement by Amnesty International to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights

, Index number: AMR 34/008/1993

This statement summarizes Amnesty International's concerns in Guatemala during 1992. These concerns include the continuing occurrence of extrajudicial executions, death threats and harassment against a wide group of people. Often indigenous group members, they include the displaced, human rights activists, trade unionists, members of grassroots movements, academics, students, journalists, judges and real or alleged members of the armed opposition. There were also reports of abductions by unidentified armed men, believed to belong to the security forces, some of which resulted in "disappearances". Instances of torture and ill-treatment by police and civilians working with the police were also widely reported.

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