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Guatemala: Further information on fear for safety/legal concern

, Index number: AMR 34/019/1999

Amnesty International has received numerous reports that friends and family of Cándido Noriega have been threatening and intimidating those involved in legal proceedings against him, including widows of his alleged victims, and their lawyers Rolando Colindres and Lucrecia Barrientos. Juan Jeremías Tecú - a worker with the Confederación de religiosos de Guatemala (CONFREGUA), Guatemalan Episcopal Conference, was recently short-term kidnapped and beaten in what was thought to be a response to the decison to appeal against Noriega's acquittal.

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