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16 Aug 2016

Nina Lakhani, The Guardian

Guatemala: Human rights lawyer, whose work includes mining case, targeted by armed men at his home

“Human rights lawyer's home ransacked in Guatemala in latest string of attacks”, 15 Aug 2016

…Armed men posing as police officers have forced their way into the house of one of Central America’s most prominent human rights lawyers, in the latest episode of an escalating wave of intimidation against legal officials. At least a dozen men ransacked the house of Ramón Cadena Rámila, Central America director of the Geneva-based International Commission of Jurists, on Monday morning…Cadena, who has played a key role in high-profile human rights cases including the suspension of a lawyer representing former military dictator Efraín Rios Montt, was not at home at the time of the raid…Cadena is involved in the La Puya community’s battle to stop a huge American gold mine amid arguments surrounding the legality of the mining concessions and the violent persecution of community activists…