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Guatemala: Attack / Threats and intimidations, Gilberto Gómez Limón

, Index number: AMR 34/044/2001

Prison inmate Gilberto Gómez Limón was a key witness for the prosecution of three high-ranking military officers, who were convicted of the 1998 murder of Bishop Juan José Gerardi. On 18 November he was reportedly attacked in prison by a man with a knife who managed to enter and leave unchallenged. The officers' appeal is due to be heard shortly, and this attack appears to have been an attempt to kill or intimidate Gómez Limón to prevent him from testifying

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