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September 24, 2008

Village Holds Mayor Hostage over RENAP

Neighbors last night took hostage the Mayor and several members of the Council in Santa Lucia La Reforma, Totonicapan, in opposition to the delivery of civil registries to the National Registry of Persons (RENAP).

About two thousand people called on the Mayor and the town Council to convey that they opposed the arrival of RENAP to that community.

An infantry brigade based in Huehuetenango, integrated 100 soldiers and will be sent to the town to restore order, informed Jorge Ortega, spokesman for the Army, in statements made to United Stations.

Representatives of the Attorney General on Human Rights will meet with the dissatisfied village to secure the release of the Mayor and other people on the Council, said the spokesman.

Posted by Marie at September 24, 2008 04:12 PM
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