Turkey must uphold fair trial rights in the case…
We believe that Turkey must uphold the right to a fair trial for those accused of killing lawyer Tahir Elçi.
The president of the Republic of Guatemala, Jimmy Morales.
Jeremy Abraham Barrios Lima, a Guatemalan human rights defender, was shot and killed by unknown assailants in Guatemala City on 12 November 2016.
We understand that Mr Barrios was found with two bullets in his head and his personal belongings left intact.
Mr Barrios was a 22-year-old human rights defender who worked as an assistant to the director of the Centre for Legal, Environmental and Social Action (CALAS) since 2014.
We’ve expressed our concerns and highlighted the situation of lawyers and human rights defenders in Guatemala.
The killing of Mr Barrios seems to be part of a consistent pattern of intimidation and harassment committed against lawyers and human rights defenders in Guatemala.
We’re seriously worried about the evident climate of hostility against Guatemalan lawyers and human rights defenders, especially those defending environmental rights and the rights of indigenous and rural communities.
We urged the Guatemalan authorities to make sure that: