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Quelvin Jiménez has recently received threats to his life. He has been targeted with smear campaigns, intimidation and surveillance for defending the rights to land and territory of the Xinca People in the context of mining activities in the south of Guatemala.
The latest threats include phone calls indicating he was to die, the presence of an armed man near his home, and an attempt of intimidation as he approached his house on 6 May. The man seen near his house chased Quelvin on a motorcycle attempting to make his vehicle slow down. In late April, he was alerted to a plan to kill him. The investigations of previous attacks are still pending and the police have yet to enforce security measures ordered by the Public Prosecutor’s office to protect him.
Amnesty International urges the Public Prosecutor’s office to carry out investigation into all the attacks and provide protection for Quelvin Jiménez.