PBI-Guatemala accompanies Human Rights Law Firm at hearing for former police officer accused in #CasoDiarioMilitar crimes

Published by Brent Patterson on

On January 9, PBI-Guatemala posted:

“PBI accompanies the Human Rights Law Firm (BDH) to the hearing to review substitute measures for Manfred Orlando Perez Lorenzo, accused in the #CasoDiarioMilitar. Judge rejects plea to change substitute preventive detention to house arrest.”

Perez Lorenzo was a police officer at the time of the Diario Militar crimes.

Prensa Comunitaria has explained: “The Military Diary reports more than 195 victims. It contains 183 specific files, with the details of their capture, the place of the event and what happened later with each one of them.”

Those accused face charges for illegal detention, torture, forced disappearance, murder, extra-judicial execution, sexual violence and crimes against humanity.

PBI-Guatemala has been accompanying the #CasoDiarioMilitar court hearing process that began in May-June 2021.

Photo by El Pais.


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