RE JOURNALIST (AND FORMER CONVICTED CRIMINAL) NAMED JORGE ((LEMU

Created: 4/1/1994

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2. UATEMALAN JOURNALIST (AND FORMERHAS RECENTLY BEEN IN CONTACT WITHHUMAN RIGHTS OFFICEROFFICERS.

HE CLAIMS TO HAVE RECENTLYERIES OF PRIVATE INTERVIEWS WITH CONVICTEDCHANC MURDERER NOEL DEALVAREZ. (FIELD COMMENT: LEMUS WAS IN PRISON WITH BETETA FC? SEVERAL MONTHS. HE HAD BEEN SENTENCED TO SERVE TIHE FOR CAR THEFT.) LEMUS CLAIMS HE TAPED THE INTERVIEWS WITH BETETA, WHICH HE SAID WERE CONDUCTED AT THE PRISON WHERE BETETA ISYEAR SENTENCE FOR THE MURDER OF HYRNA HACK. LEMUS PASSED COPIES OF THE TAPED INTERVIEWS TO THE EMBASSY HUMAN RICHTS OFFICER. LEMUS IS ALSO IN FREQUENT CONTACT WITHCHANC, SISTER OF HYRNA MACKUMAN RICHTS ACTIVIST SINCE HER SISTER'S MURDER. SHE HAS BEEN PUSHING THE GUATEMALAN GOVERNMENT TO PROSECUTE THE ALLEGED "INTELLECTUAL AUTHORS" OF HER SISTER'S HURDER.

3- THE LEGITIMACY OF THE TAPED INTERVIEWS ARE PRESENTLYBECAUSE IN ONE OF THE INTERVIEWS, BETETA CLAIMSAN ORDER FROM LTCOSORIO, THENTHE PRESIDENTIAL STAFF'S "DEPARTMENT OFAND BETETA'S SENIOR OFFICER, TO HURDER HYRNAEMBASSY FIRST DOUBTS THAT BETETA WOULD ALLOW HIMSELF TOMAKING THIS ACCUSATION, AND SECOND, DOUBTSPLACE SUCH TRUST IN JORGE LEMUS. IF THE.TAPEDAUTHENTIC, AND IF BETETA ACCUSED VALENCIA OF CIVING HIMTO KILL HYRNA HACK, THEN BETETASELF ATRISK OF

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IN ONE ALLEGED INTERVIEW WITH LEMUS, BETETA

STATED THAT LTC

WAS THE DEPUTY CHIEF OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PRESIDENTIAL SECURITY AT THE TIKE OF HYRNA HACK'S MURDER AND ONE OF BETETA'S SUPERVISORS, WAS NOT INVOLVED IN PLANNING OR CARRYING OUT THE

MURDER. DEPENDING ON THE LEGITIMACY OF THE TAPED INTERVIEWS, THIS STATEMENT MAYINDICATION OF LTC OLIVA WHICH REFUTES HELEN HACK'S EARLIER CLAIMS THAT ALL PERSONS IN BETETA'S CHAIN OF COMMAND SHOULD BE CHARGED AS INTELLECTUAL AUTHORS IN HER SISTER'S HURDER.

HELEN MACK DOES NOT APPEAR TO DOUBT THE VALIDITY OF THE TAPED INTERVIEWS. BASED UPON BETETA'S COMMENTS, aMMMHI THAT HELEN HACK WILL DROP LTC OLIVA'S NAME FROM THE GROUP WHICH SHE ALLEGES WERE INTELLECTUAL AUTHORS IN FUTURE LEGAL MOTIONS IN THE GUATEMALAN COURTS. SHE HAS ALREADY DONE CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE TO LTC OLIVA'S REPUTATION, HOWEVER, AND WE CAN ONLY WAIT TO SEE WHAT TRANSPIRES. THE STATION WILL KEEP HEADQUARTERS APPRISED OF FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS.

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