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Jeremy Barrios: MURDER UNDER INVESTIGATION 12/11/16

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Guatemala: Ensure Effective Investigation and Remedy for Murder of 22-Year Old Jeremy Barrios | Letter

Full PDF Version The murder of human rights worker Jeremy Barrios on 12 November 2016 has shocked activists. As assistant to the Executive Director of CALAS—an NGO advocating for victims of human rights abuses by mining companies in Guatemala—he managed sensitive information in cases brought before … [Read more...]

Jeremy Barrios: MURDER UNDER INVESTIGATION 12/11/16

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Guatemala: Human Rights Defenders at Risk | Letter

To:  Claudia Paz y Paz Bailey, Fiscal General de la República de Guatemala, Ministerio Público; Mauricio López Bonilla, Ministro de Gobernación From: Naveen Mehta, General Counsel & Director of Human Rights, Equity, and Diversity, UFCW Canada Re: Guatemala – Human Rights Defenders at … [Read more...]

Guatemala: Rudy Manuel Herrera and Rony Lopez, lawyers

Re: Rudy Manuel Herrera and Rony Lopez, lawyers To: Sr. Presidente de la Republica de Guatemala and others From: Brenda J. Wemp, member of LRWC Date: 2009-03-18 Algunos abogados de LRWC han visitado Guatemala en varias oportunidades con el objeto de conocer acerca de la situación de los … [Read more...]

Guatemala: Rudy Manuel Herrera, Assistant Prosecutor; Rony Lopez, Prosecutor against Organized Crime

On March 8, 2009, Assistant Prosecutor Rudy Manuel Herrera, 45 years-old, was assassinated on the 13th Street, Italy Settlement, Colonia El Limón, Zone 18. Mr. Herrera’s son, Eddy Herrera Merida, 18, was also wounded and was transferred to the Hospital in San Juan de Dios with a gunshot wound to the … [Read more...]

Magristrate Jose Vidal Barillas Monzon and Rudy Rocael Pineda

Re: Magristrate Jose Vidal Barillas Monzon and Rudy Rocael Pineda To: President of Guatemala From: Heather Neun, LL.B., M.Phil Date: 2008-07-03 Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (“LRWC”) writes to condemn an alarming series of attacks and threats against justice system operators (“los … [Read more...]

Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG)

Re: Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) To: Honourable David Emerson, Minister of Foreign Affairs From: Heather Neun, LL.B. Date: 2008-07-03 We are writing to bring to your attention the grave situation facing the justice situation in Guatemala, and to urge the Canadian … [Read more...]

Guatemala: Oscar Humberto Duarte Paíz, René Guzmán Quiñónez, and others

Oscar Humberto Duarte Paíz, member of the board of the Asociación Integral para el Desarollo de Ciudad Quetzal (ASIDECQ), Association for the Development of Quetzal City, was kidnapped on 24 May 2006 by six men carrying machine guns and wearing bullet-proof vests. Other members of the … [Read more...]

Oscar Humberto Duarte Paíz, René Guzmán Quiñónez, and other members of ASIDECQ

Re: Oscar Humberto Duarte Paíz, René Guzmán Quiñónez, and other members of the Asociación Integral para el Desarollo de Ciudad Quetzal (ASIDECQ), Association for the Development of Quetzal City To: Fiscal General de la República y jefe del Ministerio Público, Juan Luis Florido From: James P. … [Read more...]

Guatemala: ROMEO MONTEROSA ORELLANA – Lawyer

Lawyer Romeo Monterrosa and his family have received a string of death threats, and suffered intimidation, believed to be linked to his work defending peasant farmers against powerful landowners. Amnesty International believes they are in grave danger. Romeo Monterrosa is representing the human … [Read more...]