Attacks on defenders in Guatemala are rapidly escalating. Seven human rights defenders have been killed within a month. Three men from the Campesino Committee of the Highlands (CCDA) and four men from the Campesino Development Committee (CODECA) were violently murdered. These killings occurred shortly after President Jimmy Morales discredited and stigmatized CODECA’s activities in a public speech on 2 May.
We must call on authorities to stop this wave of killings.