Guillermo Treminio - journalist

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Date: 1980

Region: Central America and the Caribbean

Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion

Medium: Print Journalism


Artist: Guillermo Treminio

Confronting Bodies: Sandinista Police

Date of Action: March 15, 1980

Location:

Description of Artwork: Treminio was the editor of the newsletters Hoy and Mundial. In them he was said to have engaged in "slandering and libeling" a number of prominent citizens.

The Incident: Treminio was arrested and sentenced to eleven months imprisonment for having violated Article 4(c) of the Law on Maintenance of Public Order and Security.

Results of Incident: Treminio was released after serving nine of the eleven months of his sentence.

Source: Organization of American States, Inter-American Commission of Human Rights