Judicial Persecution of Anti-Corruption Prosecutors Increases

The latest update from Guatemala Human Rights Commission (GHRC) features the arrests of six prosecutors who were investigating high-level corruption.

Since February 10, the Guatemalan Public Ministry has issued seven arrests warrants for attorneys connected to the former International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) who work or have worked with the Special Prosecutor’s Office Against Impunity (FECI).

The update also highlights that evidence has surfaced implicating Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei in illegal campaign financing; that current Attorney General Maria Consuelo Porras, is up for consideration to be chosen as the next Attorney General; that the Guatemalan Supreme Court ruled to remove the judicial immunity of Judge Pablo Xitumul, another case of judicial harassment; and that human rights defender, and a leader with CODECA, Álvaro Marco Román, was fatally shot while returning home to Tierra Blanca, Santa María Xalapán, Jalapa.

You can read the full update, with links, here, Judicial Persecution of Anti-Corruption Prosecutors Increases.

Categories: Accompaniment, Corruption, Criminalisation, Guatemala, Human Rights, Impunity, Indigenous peoples, Justice, Land, Poverty, Report, Resource Extraction, Violence


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