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Canada Guatemala: The main anti-corruption investigator leaves the country "to save his life"

21:10  25 july  2021
21:10  25 july  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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Juan Francisco Sandoval had been limited on Friday by the Attorney General of Guatemala. We do not know where Juan Francisco Sandoval has gone. We just know that a "mediator" accompanied him to the Salvadoran border "to save his life and his integrity", according to the Office of the Human Rights Ombudsman of Guatemala.

The man was at the head of the Office of the Special Attorney against Impunity, the CETF, until Friday, when the Attorney General of Guatemala has limited him for "frequent violations of the institution".

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Juan Francisco Sandoval affirms, for his part, that he has encountered many obstacles in his work. In particular, a request not to investigate the President of Guatemala,

Alejandro Giammattei , without the agreement of the Attorney General. Which goes against the independence of FECI, he said. FECI, which is attached to the prosecution, investigation into corruption cases. She has already contested several presidents during her work with the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG). This commission, which revealed scandals leading in 2015 to the

resignation of President Otto Perez , disappeared in 2019 under the presidency of Jimmy Morales: she had accused her, with the FECI, of electoral corruption. To protest against this limogear of Juan Francisco Sandoval, a thousand people have descended Saturday in the streets of the Guatemalan capital. The US State Department denounces a "important setback for the rule of law".

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