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Attacks on the Press in 2005 - Snapshots: Guatemala

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date February 2006
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Attacks on the Press in 2005 - Snapshots: Guatemala, February 2006, available at: [accessed 25 November 2017]
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The Constitutionality Court, the nation's highest court, suspended enforcement of desacato provisions in the penal code on June 14. The court said it would review the constitutionality of Articles 411, 412, and 413, which criminalize expressions deemed offensive to public officials and state institutions. The move followed a number of recent rulings in Latin America striking down desacato laws.

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