CICIG - The International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala
Buscar: 
English l Español
        Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE 024
Guatemala, 13 June 2014.
PRESS RELEASE 023
Guatemala, 6 June 2014.
PRESS RELEASE 022
Guatemala, 6 June 2014.
PRESS RELEASE 021
Guatemala, 5 June 2014.
        Photo note
At the forum "Young and Committed", Commissioner Iván Velásquez called upon the youth to join forces in fighting impunity.

PRESS RELEASE 013

MORENO BOTRÁN'S LAWYER FINED

  • Chamber upholds charges against accused

Guatemala, March 3, 2011. The Third Chamber of the Court of Criminal Appeals rejected an amparo appeal filed by Diego Moreno Botrán, accused of concealing the whereabouts of the brothers José Estuardo Valdés Paiz and Francisco José Valdés Paiz (implicated in the murder of lawyer Rodrigo Rosenberg) and planning and executing a smear campaign against CICIG. The accused individual sought the removal of the obstruction of justice charge.

With the ruling of the Chamber, the charges of collusion and obstruction of justice were upheld against Moreno Botrán, who filed an amparo appeal against Judge Verónica Galicia of the Tenth Trial Court. Judge Galicia had ruled, on September 13, 2010, to also charge Moreno Botrán with obstruction of justice.

In the ruling, the three judges stated that the judge's decision was legal, because there was no evidence of "violation of due process or of the right to a defense, and the judge had acted within her legal powers".

The judges also indicated that the latest acts attributed to the accused party had led to consideration of the "existence of rational evidence of the possible involvement and criminal responsibility of the accused", and, therefore, a charge of obstruction of justice had been added.

The Chamber fined Moreno Botrán's lawyer, Berta Julia Morales Bustamante de López, GTQ 1,000. The lawyer was also ordered to pay the court costs.

Contact Us
Apartado Postal 934 "A"
Guatemala, Guatemala, C.A

        About Guatemala
  The Republic of Guatemala, a mountainous country that lies in the Central American isthmus, has an estimated population of 13 million people.
  Guatemala won its independence in 1821, following almost three centuries of Spanish colonial rule.
Home |  About CICIG |  News Archives |  Mandate |  Institutional Reform |  Technical Assistance |  Reports |  Agreements |  Job Opportunities |  Contact Us
2020 The International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala. The content of this webpage can be reproduced if the source is acknowledged.