Guatemala: fear of "disappearance" / fear of extrajudicial execution: Arnoldo Xi, indigenous peasant
On 23 March 1995, Arnoldo Xi, an indigenous peasant and member of the indigenous organization CONIC, was shot and abducted. There are grave fears for his safety. Arnoldo Xi is the Vice-President of the Comite de Pro-Mejoramiento de Tixila in Purila. His companion escaped unhurt and reported the abduction to CONIC. The attack took place in the context of a land dispute between members of the Tixila community and a local landowner.