On 11 April 1996, Juan Jose Yantuche, a reporter with the
television program TV Noticias, died as a result of his injuries.
Two weeks ago, the wounded body of Yantuche was found in his car
at the end of a ravine in Zone 1 of the city of Mixco; he had
been in a coma ever since. A doctor later revealed that Yantuche
had a perforated lung due to a gun shot and that he had been
struck several times in the liver.
According to the director of TV Noticias, police have yet to open
an investigation into the journalist's death. Moreover,
Yantuche's car has been in storage for twelve days without even
being examined by police.
Send appeals to authorities:
opened into the death of Juan Jose Yantuche and that the causes
of his death are made public
Alvaro Arzu Irigoyen
President of Guatemala
Fax: + 502 2 537472/519702/347364/515667
Jorge Mario Garcia Laguardia
State Prosecutor for Human Rights
12 Avenida 12-72
Fax: +502 2 512026/537229/81734
Dr. Leonardo Franco
Hotel Las Americas
Ave. Las Americas 9-08
Fax: +502 2 612460/393455
His Excellency Francisco Villagran de Leon
Embassy of Guatemala
130 Albert St., suite 1010
K1P 5G4 Canada
Fax: +1 613 233 0135
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