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Guatemala: Further information on fear of impunity: Amnesty law

, Index number: AMR 34/035/1996

Amnesty International remains concerned that the final text of the new amnesty law, Ley de Reconciliacion Nacional, which has been approved on 18 December 1996 by the Guatemalan Congress, may mean that those who committed gross human rights violations in the past will remain immune from prosecution.

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