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Growing concern on human rights in Guatemala
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Friday, 20 June 2003
A senior UN rights official has expressed grave concern over the recent murder of a human rights activist in Guatemala. The Acting UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Bertrand Ramcharan, June 13 said he was gravely concerned by the murder last week of a Guatemalan human rights activist, Jos? Israel L?pez. Mr. Ramcharan was informed of the incident during a meeting in Geneva with Dr. Sergio Morales, Guatemalas new Procurador de Derechos Humanos. Dr. Morales confirmed that Mr. Lopez, who was representing the Procurador in Chimaltenango, some sixty kilometers west of Guatemala City, had been murdered. Mr. Ramcharan has urged the Guatemalan authorities to undertake a full investigation of the incident.
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