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BOLIVIA / GUATEMALA
Compensation for victims
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4/1/2002
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The Inter-American Court of Human Rights has ordered the Bolivian and Guatemalan governments to pay damages to the families of two people who were disappeared, tortured and murdered by military personnel.

In a ruling issued the first week of March, the court ordered Guatemala to pay relatives of guerrilla leader Efraín Bámaca Velázquez — who was illegally detained in 1992 and later tortured and killed — US$475,000 and court costs of $23,000

Bolivia was ordered to pay $403,400 to relatives of Carlos Trujillo Oroza, a student illegally detained, tortured and killed in 1971 (LP, Sept. 4, 2000). The court also ordered the government to locate the victim’s remains and turn them over to the family.

 


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