The family of killed defender Roberto Carlos Pacheco remain at risk after insufficient protection from authorities. On 3 October, the Police detained three of the five persons allegedly responsible for the killing. Shortly after the judge ordered their release pending trial and postponed the hearing to determine their pre-trial detention. The suspects didn’t appear at their 12 October hearing and have not been located since. We call on the Public Prosecutor to investigate this murder, bring both the intellectual and material suspects to justice, and provide comprehensive and sustainable protection to the Pacheco family.
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