Extrajudicial killings: the former head of the National Police of Guatemala arrested/ indicted in Geneva
31. August 2012
Mr. Erwin Sperisen, a dual Swiss-Guatemalan national living in Geneva, was arrested today by the Geneva prosecuting authority. A criminal complaint had been lodged before Swiss authorities over four years ago for atrocities committed between 2004 and 2007, while Mr. Sperisen was the head of the National Civil Police of Guatemala (PNC). The coalition of NGOs working on the case accuses him of having ordered extrajudicial executions and wishes that a trial may be taking place soon.
Allegations of extrajudicial executions and other serious crimes against a Swiss national - Geneva’s justice has to order an effective investigation into the case
Geneva, 18 April 2011
More than three years after a criminal complaint was lodged against a former chief of the Guatemalan National Police, a Swiss-Guatemalan double citizen living in Geneva, there is still no progress in the investigations.