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Further information on UA 61/91 (AMR 34/07/91, 18 February) - Guatemala: possible extrajudicial executions: Juan Perebal Morales, Juan Perebal Xirum, Diego Perebal Leon

, N° d'index: AMR 34/049/1993

On 6 July 1993 the Guatemalan Court of Appeals convicted Manuel Perebal Ajtzalam III and Manuel Leon lares, both members of the Patrullas de Autodefensa Civil (PAC), Civil Defence Patrols, to 30 years in prison for the murder of Juan Perebal Morales and his father Juan Perebal Xirum, and the injuring of Diego Perebal Leon in February 1991. In June 1992 the two men had been acquitted by a lower court. Juan Perebal Morales and his father were members of the Consejo de Comunidades Etnicas "Runujel Junam" (CERJ), Council of Ethnic Communities "We are all equal". They had repeatedly been threatened since 1989 for their participation in the CERJ and their resignation from the Civil Patrols

EXTERNAL (for general distribution) AI Index: AMR 34/49/93
Distr: UA/SC
27 July 1993
Further information on UA 61/91 (AMR 34/07/91, 18 February 1991) - Possible
Extrajudicial Executions
GUATEMALA:Juan PEREBAL MORALES, aged 26
Juan PEREBAL XIRUM, aged 60 (father of above)
Diego PEREBAL LEON (wounded)
Amnesty International has learned that two people have been convicted and
sentenced for the murder of Juan Perebal Morales and Juan Perebal Xirum and
the injuring of Diego Perebal León, which took place in February 1991.
According to reports, on 6 July 1993 the Guatemalan Court of Appeals convicted
Manuel Perebal Ajtzalam III and Manuel León Lares, who were both members of
the Patrullas de Autodefensa Civil (PAC), Civil Defence Patrols, to 30 years
in prison. In June 1992 the two men had been adquitted by a lower court.
Juan Perebal Morales and his father, Juan Perebal Xirum, were members of the
Consejo de Comunidades Étnicas "Runujel Junam" (CERJ), Council of Ethnic
Communities "We are all Equal". They had been repeatedly threatened since
1989 for their participation in the CERJ and their resignation from the Civil
Patrols.
No further action is required from the Urgent Action Network. Thank you to
all those who sent appeals.

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