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Guatemala: Fear for safety/possible political killing, Erasmo Sánchez Lapop

, Index number: AMR 34/068/2002

Erasmo Sánchez Lapop, an indigenous land activist in the south western department of Suchitepéquez, was murdered after organising farmers to defend their communal land rights. Other members of the Comité de Desarrollo Campesino (CODECA), Committee for Campesino Development have received written death threats. Amnesty International fears they may be in grave danger.

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