CABLE RE HUMAN RIGHTS OFFENDERS

Created: 12/1/1992

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STATUS OF CERTAIN COUNTRIES THAT ARE DETERMINED AT THE ANNUAL UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RICHTS COMMISSION (UVHCR) MEETINGS IN GENEVA. DURING THE UNMRC MEETINC INHE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY (EC) COUNTRIES INITIALLY SUPPORTED MOVING GUATEMALA FROM ACENOA ARTICLEADVISORYEQUIRING ONLY THE APPOINTMENTN ADVISER/EXPERT ON HUMAN RICHTS. TO THE MORE ONEROUS ACENUA ITEMCOUNTRYHICH IS RESERVED FOR THE MOST SERIOUS VIOLATORS ANO REQUIRES THE NAM INCPECIAL RAPPORTEUR. THIS REPORTED DRAFT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT RESOLUTION INDICATES THAT. AS IT HAS IN PAST YEARS. THE EC WILL GO TO THE NEXT UVHCR MEET IKG3 WITH THE INTENTION OF PRESSINGHANCE IN GUATEMALA'S STATUS FRCH ARTICLE O)

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INVOLVEMENT IN THE PEACE NEGOTIATIONS VITH THE GUATEMALAN GUERRILLAS, TO WHICH THE GOG IS STRONGLY OPFv . HM THE CURRENTONG SENIOR HILITARY AND GOG OFFICIALS IS TO CONTINUE COOPERATING WITH THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY ON HUMAN RICHTS ISSUES BUT ONLY TO THE EXTENT THAT THEY ARE NOW, VITH NO FURTHER CONCESSIONS.

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RECARDING ONE WELL-KNOWN HUMAN RIGHTS CASE, THE GUATEMALAN MILITARY HAS COME UNDER INCREASED PRESSURE FROM THE UNITEO STATESN BEHALF Of- THE BLAKE FAMILY WHOSE SONA FREELANCE JOURNALIST, WAS MURDERED IN GUATEMALA ALONG WITH COLLEACUE

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BLAKE FAMILY CURRENTLY IS PREPARING TOASE AGAINST GUATEMALA IN THE INTER-AMERICAN COURT IN AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT FINANCIAL COMPENSATION FOR THE LENGTHY SEARCH FOR THEIR SON'S REMAINS ANO FOR THE CRIEf SUFFEREDAMILY MEMBERS. SPECIFICALLY THE MOTHER WHO APPARENTLY HAS JiEJLTH PROBLEMS WHICH RESULTED FROH THIS INCIDENT.

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