The Law Society expressed concern for the safety of Dr Yuri Melini, the founder of the Legal, Environmental and Social Action Centre of Guatemala.

Dr Melini has been promoting the indigenous people’s rights and the environment for more than 20 years.

The concerns that we have for this individual are based on information received which suggests that on the 22 April 2014 in the morning, Dr Yuri Melini found out that intimidating message had been painted on his front gate. The message namely targeted the member of the police who had been assigned to protect Dr Yuli Melini since an assassination attempt was made against him.