Guatemalan Court Issues Arrest Warrant for Anti-Corruption Campaigner

HeadlineMar 21, 2019

In Guatemala, a judge has ordered the arrest of former attorney general and presidential candidate Thelma Aldana. The 63-year-old—who is currently out of the country—has denied charges of embezzlement, lying and tax fraud, suggesting the case is politically motivated. Aldana previously prosecuted and jailed the former President Otto Pérez Molina over a multimillion-dollar corruption scandal and has worked to impeach Guatemala’s current president, Jimmy Morales. Aldana was the winner of the 2018 Right Livelihood Award for her work with a U.N.-supported anti-corruption commission.

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