On October 27, PBI-Guatemala posted: “PBI accompanies the CCDA Verapaz community members to file a complaint at the capital’s Public Ministry (MP) for death threats and breach of eviction protocols. Earlier, in the Cobán MP they were not served.”

PBI-Guatemala has explained: “The CCDA is a peasant organization that accompanies and advises communities, mostly indigenous, that fight for access to land and ownership to create dignified living conditions in the face of eviction and dispossession of their lands where these communities have lived for many generations.”

The CCDA of the Verapaces accompanies some 150 Q’eqchi communities, supporting them in the resolution of conflicts related to the possession of the land they inhabit.

The Public Ministry “is an Institution with autonomous functions, it promotes the criminal prosecution and directs the investigation of crimes of public action; also ensure strict compliance with the laws of the country.”

PBI-Guatemala began to accompany the Campesino Committee of the Highlands (CCDA) of the Verapaces in July 2018.