MISC RE DID NOT FIND ANY EVIDENCE OF BAMACA IN ANY BASES OR STAT

Created: 12/1/1994

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CUATEHALAN GOVERNMENT*THE. CITIZEN WIFE OF BAHACA,HARBURY)). (oFIELO COKHENT: THE CHARCE, CALLEOS SIHILARLANDER CHARGE. HARBURY WASERIOD OFAYS TO PRESENT HER EVIDENCE THAT THE GOVERNMENT IS HOLDING BAHACA.J ECEMBER,UATEMALAN JUDGE TEMPORARILY LIFTED THE MOTION FILEDEW HEARING ON THENOTION HAS BEEN SET FOR STRONGLY OPPOSED THE DELAY. HARBURY IS BEING ALLOWED TO STAY IN GUATEMALA FOR AS LONG AS SHE IS PRESSING THE BAHACA CASE THROUGH THE GUATEHALAH LEGAL SYSTEM. GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS HAVE HINTED THAT SHE WILL BE DEPORTED IF SHE ENCAGES IK FURTHER "POLITICAL" ACTIVITIES, LIKE HER RECENT HUHCER STRIKE.

DECEMBER.,

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Cf UKCONSTITUTION'LITT ACAIKS7 THE SUPREME COURT. WHICH HAD DEMANDED HIS OFFICE INVESTIGATE THE DISAPPEARANCE OF BAKACA. flHRM COMMENT: THE SUPREME COURT ISSUED THE ORDER SOKETIKE IN EARLY TO HID-NOVEMBER. DOES NOT HAVE THE DATE ON HAND.)

OKBUDSHAM IS NOT. ANSWERABLE TO THE COl

GMBUTASHAN WORKS FOR THE CONGRESS. NEVERTHELESS,ECEMBER, 'H^lRXED IN TO THE SUPREME COURT THE RESULTS OF HIS BAKACA INVESTIGATIONS UP TO THAT DATE. THE REPORT NOTED THAT THE OMBUDSMAN'S OFFICE HAD NOT BEEN ABLE TO DEVELOP INFORMATION ON THE WHEREABOUTS OF THF FORMER nilERRILLA SUB-COMMANDER.

(COMMENT: ACCORD TNGOO

" HAVE

INTERVIEWED ARMY OFFICERS ABOUT BAHACA. THEY ARE CETTINC SIHILAR ANSWERS FROM EVERT OFFICER THEY TALK TO, SUGGESTING THE OFFICER CORPS HAS BEEN COACHED TO PROVIDE AN "APPROVEO"

'-li^HHBl s THIS THAT THE GUATEMALAN AWT Via NEVER ADMIT THAT IT CAPTURED

BAHACA ALIVE. ALTHOUGH IT IS NOW ALMOST BETONO DISPUTE THAT

THE ARMY DID CAPTURE HIH, AND PROBABLY EXECUTED KIM AFTER

HE OUTLIVED HIS USEFULNESS. TO HAKE ANY ADMISSIONS IH THE

CASE WOULDAIL OF INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL

CRITICISM THAT WOULD HAKE THE CURRENT BAKACA CASE FUROR

LOOK PALE BY COMPARISON.)

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