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US freezes assets of Guatemalan politician accused in murder

Friday, December 22, 2017


The U.S. Treasury Department has sanctioned a Guatemalan lawmaker accused of orchestrating the murder of two journalists in 2015.

The Treasury announced the sanctions against deputy Julio Antonio Juarez Ramirez and 12 other international figures under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, which targets human rights abusers and corrupt officials.

Source: Associated Press