URGENT ACTION: Fear for Safety of Evicted Communities in Guatemala

In early September the members of two indigenous communities in the department of Alta Vera Paz, Guatemala, were forcefully evicted from their homes and land.  Amnesty International issued an Urgent Action Appeal on September 25, 2009 urging authorities to allow the evicted members of the communities access to the land from where they were evicted to harvest their crops, collect foodstuffs, to provide them safe and suitable shelter, to investigate the reported abuses and destruction of property, to ensure there are no human rights abuses, and to grant all members of these two communities the legal measures in which they are entitled.

To read the entire Urgent Action and send an Appeal to Amnesty International, please click here.


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