Capital punishment in Guatemala
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As of June 2016, five executions had been carried out since 1983; all were broadcast live on television. The current President of Guatemala Since 14 January 2016 Jimmy Morales supports the death penalty.
Executions since 1983
|Executed person||Date of execution||Crime||Method||Under President|
|1||Pedro Castillo||September 13, 1996||kidnapping, rape and murder of a 4-year-old girl||firing squad||Álvaro Arzú|
|2||Roberto Giron||September 13, 1996||kidnapping, rape and murder of a 4-year-old girl||firing squad||Álvaro Arzú|
|3||Manuel Martinez Coronado||February 10, 1998||slaughtering seven members of a single family||lethal injection||Álvaro Arzú|
|4||Amilcar Cetino Perez||June 29, 2000||kidnapping and murder of businesswoman Isabel de Botra||lethal injection||Alfonso Portillo|
|5||Tomas Cerrate Hernandez||June 29, 2000||kidnapping and murder of businesswoman Isabel de Botra||lethal injection||Alfonso Portillo|
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- Execution chamber in Guatemala
- "The Death Penalty in Guatemala: On the road towards abolition" (Archive). International Federation for Human Rights.
- "Guatamala: [sic] First Ever Execution By Lethal Injection Carried Out - 1998". Associated Press.
- "Guatemala - Man executed by lethal injection". Associated Press.
- "Guatemala - Two men executed for rape and murder - 1996 ". Associated Press.
- "GUATEMALA: KIDNAPPERS KILLED BY LETHAL INJECTION". Associated Press.
- Inter Press Service | News and Views from the Global South
- HANDS OFF CAIN against death penalty in the world
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