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European countries urged to hold former Guatemalan officials to account

Headline Title:  European countries urged to hold former Guatemalan officials to account 04 September 2012 Guatemalan ex-officials who fled to Europe to escape allegations of involvement in extrajudicial executions must face justice, Amnesty International said today. On Monday night a court in Geneva ordered that Erwin Sperisen – Guatemala’s former National Director of Police – remain for at least three months in administrative detention as he faces trial for murder charges stemming from his time in that role from 2004 to 2007.Swiss authorities had arrested Sperisen – who cannot be…

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