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March 21, 1986

Gen. Rodolfo Lobos Zamora, a former Guatemalan army chief accused by civil rights groups of being responsible for the disappearance of hundreds of people during the regime of Gen. Oscar Mejia Victores, has been named by the new civilian governmnent as ambassador to Panama. Foreign Ministry sources said it means he will not now be liable to any proceedings arising out of efforts by a private group to bring him to trial for alleged human rights abuses. The group has charged that Lobos Zamora was involved in a secret network of jails in which opponents of the former military regime were detained or "disappeared."

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