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García and Family Members v. Guatemala

From February 17 through 19, 1984, the National Police undertook an operation to cleanse and patrol the State (Operativo de Limpieza y Patrullaje).  On the morning of February 18, 1984, Mr. Edgar Fernando García, a teacher and administrative employee of the claimed communist organization La Industria Centro Americana de Vidrio S.A ("CAVISA"), was walking down the street when he was stopped by the National Police, injured, and detained under the Operation. Mr. García was seen in various secret prisons, and last seen alive in December 1984. The Court found that the State violated the American Convention on Human Rights.

Case Summary: Case of García and Family Members v. Guatemala, Case Summary

Update: 14 Cases v. Guatemala, Compliance and Follow-Up Addendum

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