translated from Spanish: Activist critical of Giammattei killed in Guatemala

Guatemala.- Guatemalan activist Frank Stalyn Ramazzini, a critic of the government of President Alejandro Giammattei, was shot dead in an armed attack in which three other people died in a nightclub in the capital, ombusdman Jordán Rodas denounced on Saturday.” I condemn the murder of Frank Stalyn Ramazzini, an activist, critic of the Guatemalan government and defender of rights,” Rodas wrote on Twitter.Ramazzini worked for the labor rights of national police and prison guards in the country’s prison system, Rodas said. According to the local press, he also denounced corruption in the government, especially in the Ministry of the Interior.Read more: A kitten is found in the rubble of the collapsed building in FloridaThe activist, of whom the age has not been specified, was killed Friday night inside a nightclub in northern Guatemala City , according to the lifeguard report. Three other people were killed and two injured in the attack. I recommend that the Ministry of the Interior (Interior) and the Public Prosecutor’s Office (Prosecutor’s Office) investigate the facts and deduce responsibility, Rodas added. The Prosecutor General’s Office said in a statement that it “is conducting investigations and working hard to clarify the facts.” Ramazzini had survived an attack in July 2018, which occurred after taking part in a march to demand better conditions for police officers.” Frank Ramazzini, a young activist and independent journalist, has just been murdered in Guatemala. The government is responsible. His messages will remain in our memory, they did not silence him, one day we will have the country he dreamed of,” said former Attorney General Thelma Aldana (2014-2018), who is based in the United States.A report by guatemala’s oenegé Unidad de Protección a Defensores de Derechos Humanos (Udefegua) said that attacks on social activists have increased since 2020.” The first year of dr. Alejandro Giammattei’s government has represented the strongest and deepest increase in attacks on human rights defenders,” the organization denounced when comparing the last seven presidential administrations. Read more: Alert. Last year, attacks against human rights defenders recorded a historic figure with 1,055 incidents, including 17 murders, the agency said. Baby arrives in the world in the middle of the Tlaquepaque sidewalk; will be called Yuliana

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