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Report of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, A/HRC/11/2/Add.7, 4 May 2009: Guatemala


13. In his report, the Special Rapporteur indicated several particularly problematic types of killings that occur in Guatemala: social cleansing; lynching; femicide;  attacks  targeting people for being gay, lesbian, transgender or transsexual; [1] attacks on human rights defenders; and violence against those in prisons. In addition, in the last few years a new form of violence has taken hold – attacks against conductors of public transit.

Link to full text of the report: Follow-up report-SR Executions-Guatemala-2009-eng


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  1. 1. Updated information on  attacks in  Guatemala  against those perceived to be gay, lesbian, transgender or transsexual was not provided.