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Lawyer Gets Apology for Husband’s Killing

From Times Wire Reports

Guatemala apologized to U.S. lawyer Jennifer Harbury for the torture and slaying of her guerrilla husband by state security forces in the 1990s.

The government took responsibility for the disappearance of Maya rebel leader Efrain Bamaca at an official event at the National Palace, where in 1994 Harbury went on a 32-day hunger strike to push for information about her husband’s death.

“Today Guatemala wants to publicly recognize the atrocities of the past,” said Frank La Rue, head of the government’s human rights commission.


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