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27th July 2017, 09:47:01 UTC

A year ago seven human rights defenders working on the rights to water and territory in Huehuetenango were acquitted of baseless charges.

Amnesty International remains concerned about the continued misuse of the justice system to silence and intimidate human rights defenders in Guatemala. This follow-up report, Guatemala: Stop Criminalising Defenders!, examines what steps have been taken to implement recommendations made to the Guatemalan authorities aimed at curbing misuse of the justice system against human rights defenders and ensuring their protection.

Read the report @MPguatemala: #AltoCriminalizacion! Exigimos establecer directrices para acabar con criminalización a defensorxs! / @MPguatemala: #STOPcriminalization! It’s urgent to establish guidances that end the criminalisation vs defenders! Click To Tweet