Guatemala sued over activist’s death

August 1, 2012

WASHINGTON – The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights announced Wednesday that it is suing Guatemala in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights over the 2004 murder of activist Florentín Gudiel. The case remains unsolved.

Gudiel was serving as mayor of the town of Cruce La Esperanza when he was killed, according to a statement by the commission.

“The investigation into the killing was plagued by irregularities, and the authorities did not ensure the protection of witnesses, including relatives of Gudiel, who were forced to leave the area,” the statement said.

The commission had recommended that Guatemala conduct a thorough investigation and punish officials who denied justice and safety to human rights defenders. But apparently Guatemala did not comply. The commission filed its lawsuit in the Costa Rica-based human rights court on July 17. 

Facebook Comments

You may be interested

Venezuelan embassy reopens in Costa Rica
News
10 views
News
10 views

Venezuelan embassy reopens in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 21, 2019

María Faria, the Venezuelan Ambassador to Costa Rica, announced this week that the South American country's embassy in San José…

IACHR mission visits Costa Rica to evaluate protections for indigenous communities
Costa Rica
18 views
Costa Rica
18 views

IACHR mission visits Costa Rica to evaluate protections for indigenous communities

AFP and The Tico Times - May 21, 2019

Representatives of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) began on Monday a visit to Costa Rica to supervise protection…

Fishing for the next generation in Quepos
Sponsored content
23 views
Sponsored content
23 views

Fishing for the next generation in Quepos

Scott Cutter / Marina Pez Vela - May 20, 2019

Having completed the 20th edition of the Offshore World Championship in May, and the 7th edition of this iconic event…

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!