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Paraguay: The Attorney General must investigate misuse of the criminal justice system against Indigenous communities in Itakyry

, Index number: AMR 45/0652/2019

Amnesty International welcomes the decision of the Paraguayan Institute for Indigenous Affairs (Instituto Paraguayo del Indígena, INDI) to lodge a formal complaint with the Attorney General regarding a state prosecutor with Criminal Unit No. 3 in Hernandarias, Paraguay. The complaint concerns the alleged misuse of the criminal justice system against Ava Guaraní Indigenous communities, in the district of Itakyry, Department of Alto Paraná, in the context of a dispute over overlapping land titles between the communities and various individuals.

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