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Human rights lawyer's home ransacked in Guatemala in latest string of attacks | World news | The Guardian


Human rights lawyer's home ransacked in Guatemala in latest string of attacks | World news | The Guardian - At least a dozen men ransacked the house of Ramón Cadena Rámila, Central America director of the Geneva-based International Commission of Jurists, on Monday morning.

The assailants forced a security guard and his family to wait outside on their knees while they ransacked the property.

Cadena, who has played a key role in high-profile human rights cases including the suspension of a lawyer representing former military dictator Efraín Rios Montt, was not at home at the time of the raid.

The attack is the latest in a string of threats against human rights lawyers and prosecutors in Guatemala over the past year.

Chief prosecutor Thelma Aldana was forced to leave the country earlier this year after authorities received information about a plan to assassinate her. Last week, civil society groups called for urgent measures to protect Aldana after she reported a drone circling above her home.

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