Appeal for an Guatemalan journalist

Posted on July 6, 2010


Hello My Dear Fighter!

Hope You have a pleasant day in Your life!

There is a friend of ours that needs our help and You can help him by sending the message down below.
Send it to the embassy of Guatemala in Your country. If You are in Sweden send it to:

Thanx in advance!

Dear Ambassador,

As a defender of human rights, I am concerned about the safety of The Guatemalan journalist, Marvin del Cid Acevedo. He is a journalist at the national Guatemalan newspaper El Periódico and on 7 June, the day after his newspaper published a piece of his investigative reporting, Marvin del Cid received two phone calls in which a male voice said “who is paying you son of a bitch?” “quien te esta pagando hijo de puta?”. This has been repeated a couple of times after that. Later on, there was a break-in of his house, executed by two women. The door was open and his wardrobe had been searched along with his archive of documents. His personal laptops had been stolen, along with some money, and “you are going to die” “te vas a morir” had been written with a black marker pen across the bathroom wall. 

I call for an independent, thorough and impartial investigation into the threats and acts of intimidation against Marvin del Cid Acevedo and into the break-in of his house and theft of personal items including information relevant to his work as an investigative journalist.

I also urge that the authorities take immediate steps to provide appropriate protection to Marvin del Cid Acevedo, in accordance with his wishes.

Yours respectfully,

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