PBI-Guatemala accompanies family of Luz Leticia Hernández Agustín at hearing of former police commander accused in her murder

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On January 13, PBI-Guatemala posted:

#PBIacompanies the family of #luzleticia during the 4th hearing of the first statement of the former special operations commander of the National Police Juan Francisco Cifuentes Cano for crimes against humanity and enforced disappearance.”

Watch the Audience: https://fb.watch/i1cYDExkK2/

The next hearing will be on January 19.

Luz Leticia Hernández Agustín studied at the Belen Institute, School of Commerce and Faculty of Economics of the University of San Carlos.

Verdad Justicia: “Luz Leticia was born on November 22, 1957, the same day she was detained-disappeared, when she was 25 years old. Her family remembers her as a woman, she was a very intelligent, affectionate woman, such a beautiful smile and a hard worker.”

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has noted Luz Leticia and Ana Maria López Rodríguez were “captured on November 21, 1982, by security forces made up of elements of the special operations reaction battalion (BROE) and the intelligence service. (SIM) while they were at the address located in block 4, block “E”, lot 13 of the Monte Real II neighborhood, zone 4 of Mixco.”

Prensa Libre now reports:

Cifuentes Cano was the director of a police division and worked closely with the Army in counterinsurgency operations during the de facto government of the dictator Efraín Ríos Montt (1982-1983), as explained by the Prosecutor’s Office before the Fifth Criminal Court of First Instance.

The ex-commander is accused of the forced disappearance of the university students Luz Hernández and Ana López, who 40 years later have still not been located. In addition, Cifuentes Cano is accused of ordering the murder of civilians Venancio Hernández and Leandro Calate.




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