Name: Guillermo Treminio - journalist

Date:  1976 - 1984

Location:  Central America and the Caribbean

SubjectPolitical/Economic/Social Opinion

MediumPrint Journalism

Artist: Guillermo Treminio

Confronting Bodies: Sandinista Police

Date of Action: March 15, 1980

Specific 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.

Description of 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

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