Guatemala: Peaceful protestors face inminent risks

Thousands of people have taken to the streets to protest against the judicial actions initiated against key actors of the recent electoral process, among them electoral authorities and members of the elected party. They are calling for the resignation of the Attorney General and other members of the Public Prosecutor’s Office who have led these criminal proceedings. The government and the Constitutional Court have issued statements and decisions that jeopardize the right to peaceful protest, and could lead to the use of force against demonstrators. We urge Guatemalan authorities to guarantee the right of peaceful assembly.

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