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Journalist threatened, intimidated

(APG/IFEX) - 28 June 2010 - The Guatemalan Journalists Association (Asociación de Periodistas de Guatemala, APG) condemns the threats and intimidation against journalist Marvin del Cid Acevedo. According to a report received on 24 June, Acevedo received a written threat that read, "You are going to die", which he found after two strangers raided his home in Guatemala City.

Acevedo is an investigative journalist with the newspaper "El Periódico" in Guatemala. He does not know who issued the threat.

APG expresses solidarity with Acevedo and "El Periódico" and demands that the authorities conduct an exhaustive investigation into the attack to identify the people who are responsible.

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