(DELETED ) BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON THE HUMAN RIGHTS CASE INVOLVING U.S. CITIZ

Created: 11/8/1994

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CASE

lNFG-RKATION ON THE HUMAN. CITIZEN SISTER DIANA ORTIZ

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I. ACTION REQUIRED: NONE, FYI ONLY.

U.S. CITIZEN CATHOLIC

NUN DIANARTIZ)) FABRICATED HER STORY THAT SHE WAS ABDUCTED AND TORTURED9 BT UNIDENTIFIED MEMBERSUATEMALAN GOVERNMENT SECURITY SERVICE, mwmw BROUGHT UP THE SUBJECT BECAUSE GUATEMALAN NEWSPAPERS ANO TELEVISION HAD REPORTED THAT ORTIZ RETURNED TO GUATEMALA IN LATEA TO PURSUE EFFORTS TO IDENTIFY HERED ORTIZ FABRICATED HER_ STORYRNG-DIRECTED EFFORT TO FORCE AN END

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THAT HE LEARNED ORTIZ had FABRICATED her

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FACTS SURROUNDING QUESTIONABLE.

mmw DURING ONE OF ORTIZ'ISITSTHAT THE FOREIGN JOURNALISTHE LEARNED FROM URNC SOURCES THAT THE

HAD BEEN FABRICATED BY THE URNG AND THAT IT WaS PORCt AN ENDUMOIKC TO GUATEMALAN VICES. aWSSAlD HE COULD NOT REMEMBER THE NAME OR OF THE TOREICN JOURNALIST. OR RECALL WHEN OR WHERE BETWEEN THE JOURNALIST ANDTOOK

FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH. THREE SEPARATE ORTIZ CASE MAKE THE CASE APPEAR

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CLAIMS THAT THE SITE WHERE SHE WaS9 WAS THE OLD MILITARY ACADEMY EP GUATEMALA CITY. IT APPEARS SHEBEEN COACHED TO SAY THIS BY UNKNOWN PARTIES WHO HAYTHATAD ITS HEADQUARTERS THERE IN PREVIOUSILLEGALLY DETAINED PERSONS THERE. . HOWEVER.THE SITE* AND REPORTEDLY COMPLETELY DISMANTLED THEIR

FACILITIES-

HAS CLAIMED THAT SHE WAS BURNED BYISC TORTURE AND HAS OVERCARS ON HER BODY FROM ORTIZ SU6MITTEO TO THE GUATEMALA" COURTS. MEOICAL DOCTOR ATTESTING THAT THE DOCTOR HADSCARS. BUT ORTIZ HAS REFUSED TO PERMIT ADOCTOR TO VERIFY THAT SHE HAS THE SCARS.

STATIONOPY OF ORTIZ'ANUARYOF HER TORTURE IN WHICH SHE CLAIMS THAT ATSHE WAS HELD9 (DURING HERA1ERICAN MALE WHO WAS CALLED "ALEJANDRO" BY HERTHE SITE AND SPOKE WITH HER. ORTIZ CLAIMS THISACCOMPANIED HER AR TO TAKE HER TOFRIENDNORTH AMERICAN EMBASSY" WHEN SHE MANAGED TO ESCAPEOUT OF THE CAR INF GUATEMALA CITY. ASIDEOBVIOUS POLITICAL OVERTONES IN HER STATEMENT, THIS PARTSTATEMENT DOES APPEAR TO BE AN ATTEMPT TO FORCETHAT ORTIZ WAS KIDNAPPED AND TORTURED BY ASERVICE WITH WHICHHAS LIAISON, ANDAH WkWrnaWW LIAISON OFFICER MUST HAVE BEEN aWaAE OFAND TORTURE.

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