WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas

Wola Expresses Concern Over Attempted Assasination of Miguel Arturo Albizures Pedrosa

Activist and videographer Miguel Arturo Albizures Pedrosa became yet another human rights defender to fall victim of intimidations in Guatemala after filming a demonstration against government officials.  On October 30, gunmen opened fire on his home, though luckily no one was hurt.  Albizures is the Vice-President of Asociación COMUNICARTE, a media organization that has produced videos on human rights issues in Guatemala for 18 years.  WOLA, along with Human Rights Rights First and the Guatemala Human Rights Commission sent the following letter to the Guatemala Attorney General.