August 11, 2020

French NGO head killed in Guatemala

Guatemala City (AFP) – The French director of an NGO in Guatemala was killed Monday in an armed attack in the northeast of the country, a human rights organization said.Benoit Maria was the director of the agriculture and animal health NGO Agronomes et Veterinaires Sans Frontieres (AVSF).”We denounce the murder of human rights defender Benoit Maria,” tweeted the Guatemalan Unit for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (UDEFEGUA), calling for a public investigation.According to local media, Maria was driving a van on a road near the indigenous village of San Antonio Ilotenango, 85 kilometer…


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