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Guatemala: Extrajudicial execution/fear for safety

, Index number: AMR 34/024/2001

Gunmen have attacked three rural communities, Repollal Suquinay de Purulhá, Los Cimientos and Santa María Tzeja, killing one community leader, Domingo Us Quixán, and attempting to kill another, Carlos Morales. In all three cases, the assailants were described as former members of the so-called civil patrols, which were supposedly disbanded, however, local peasant groups and human rights organisations report that they are now becoming active again.

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