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Ambassador Manuel Espina
Embassy of Guatemala
2220 R St. NW, Washington DC 20008
Phone: 202 745 4953 I Fax: 202 745 1908
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador
Dear Attorney General Porras,
I am writing to express my concern about the recent attack against Xinca defender Julio David González Arango in Mataquescuintla, Jalapa department, Guatemala. On 16 January 2021, one armed man arrived at González’s property and shot him. He was seriously injured. Julio González and other members of the Xinca People have been previously attacked for their work defending the rights of the Xinca people. Investigations into these attacks are pending.
I call on you to conduct a prompt, independent, and impartial investigation into the latest attack against Julio David González Arango and any previous aggression against the Xinca People, and to bring those responsible to justice.