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Santiago Leguizamón
April 26, 1991

Case: Santiago Leguizamón

Owner of ZP 31 Radio Mburucuyá in Pedro Juan Caballero, Amambay; correspondent of the Asunción newspaper Noticias, and publisher of the magazine Mburucuyá Revista.



Circumstances:   (+)

Around 12:15 p.m. he was driving with another person to a restaurant to celebrate Journalist Day when he was shot at from weapons of different calibers from another vehicle in which three people were traveling.

Sentences:   (+)


Sentences reversed and acquittals:   (+)


Prisoners sentenced:   (+)


Released / Sentence commuted:   (+)


Jailed awaiting trial:   (+)


Suspects not charged:   (+)

The first judge in the case ordered 14 persons accused of having carried out or being accomplices in the crime to go on trial.

The list was later reduced to two masterminds and four perpetrators: José Aparecido de Lima (Ze Lima), himself murdered in June 1992; José Francisco Araulho (Tiro Certo), Bras vas de Moura and José Paulo dos Santos Galdinho (Paulao). They were said to have been hired by Daniel Alvares Georges and Luis Henrique Rodríguez Georges (Tulú).
None was convicted.

Former Paraguayan President Andrés Rodríguez and prominent businessmen in the border area have been linked to the crime.

Fugitives:   (+)


Notes:   (+)

The case went before four judges before being shelved in 2002.

On January 19, 2007 the IAPA submitted the case to the IACHR. Case No.P-66-07.


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