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Guatemala: fear for safety: Catarina Terraza Chavez, indigenous leader

, N° d'index: AMR 34/007/1995

Catarina Terraza Chavez, an Ixil Maya from La Laguna, Nebaj, El Quiche departement, has been threatened and harassed by a named member of G-2 military intelligence since her participation in and Ixil caravan from Nebaj to Guatemala City from 6-12 March 1995. Catarina Terraza Chavez is a leader of CONAVIGUA, an organization of women who lost their husbands during the ferocious counter-insurgency campaigns in the late 1970s and early 1980s. She was reportedly assaulted in January 1994, by the same G-2 member and a colleague, when she was 7 months pregnant. Since then, she has been threatened constantly and there are fears for her safety and for the safety of her family.

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