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PAG 16 ARKANSAS CA'IHOUC ]LILY 21, 1991 against Gen. Hector Gramajo, former Gua- tenmlan defense minister. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District (kraft in Boston, charges that Ortiz, 32, was ab- ducted by Guatemalan police who beat, raped and tortured her repeatedly during a 24-hour period in November 1989. "I'hese horrible violations of Orfiz's lights were part of defendant Gramajo's program of elimination and intimidation ofcMlians partidpafing in political, sodal and religious activities," the lawsuit alleges. The London-based human rights group Amnesty Internalional has said Grmnajo was responsible for 2,185 deaths in the first two months of his tenure alone. Ortiz's attorneys, at a June 12 hearing on Capitol Hill, said that after the nun escaped her captors and departed Guatemala, then- Minister of Defense Gramajo repeatedly defamed her, stating publicly that she had staged her own abduction and that her injuries were the result of a love affair. According to the nun's attorneys, Gramajo at one point admitted he had no evidence to support his claims and wrote a letter to the Ursuline Sisters retracting his statements, i i ':z:il!2 Since coming to the U.S. several, months B Yi ( ago to study at Harvard University s John F. ~ i [ , ' i ~ ;'~: Kennedy School of Government in Cam- "iV ii bridge, MA, however, Gramajo has reiter- Dav AlllsonWren, 68, Little Rock, died iR . Timolhy McKennal i . ated his original assertions against Ortiz, the June 10. W'ffe: Evalyn Oswald Wren; sons: !!! July 21. 1991 ij ~; '! ~ By Laurie Hansen attomeys say. D. Vincent, D. Christian, Daniel, Keith, Little ~ / Stmday, 1 AM i [ ~ ! [ Gramajo, a potential Guatemalan presi- Rock; daughters: Amanda Crosby, Susan~~KTHV_ Ar~ll ][ ~ ]D~ Washlngton (CNS)- U.S. Ursuline Sr. denfial candidate in 1995, was served with a Kitterman, Little Rock, Dr. AUison Wren-~I JE~-- Dianna Ortiz, who says she was kidnapped, separate lawsuit from the New York-based Shimizu, Novelty, OH, Leslie Ward, tortured and raped by Guatemalan security Center for Constitutional Rights. Gulfport, MS; eight gaandchildren. forces, filed a $10 million lawsuit June 13 That suit was served Jtme 6, just before Rosalie Teresa Graves, 94, Pocahontas, Gramajo received a degree fi'om Ham"aM. died June 24. Sons: Edward Graves, Rev. Filed by the Center for Constitutional Rights, the suit described Gramajo as "the worst human rights violator in the Western Hemi- sphere," responsible for perhaps 10,000 deaths mM cotmfless acts of torture during a pr%mam of nmssive violence he orches- trated in his homeland. In filing its suit, the Center for Constitu- tional Rights was acting for several plaintiffs induding eight Guatemalan Indians from the town of Huehuetenango, all of whom now live in the U.S. Copies of Centesimus Annus are available for $2 from: Arkansas Catholic P. O. Box 7417 Little Rock. 72217 etrouvaille line for [i JTroubled Marriages The Retrouvaille Program is designed to provide the tools to help put your marriage in order again. The main emphasis of the program is on communication between husband and wife. Next Weekend: August 9 - 11 Subiaco Deadline for reservations: August 5 For Information call or write: 5011 664-0340, Ext. 353 FAMILY LIFE OFFICE DIOCESE OF LITTLE ROCK P O BOX 7565 LITTLE ROCK, AR 72217 Joseph Graves; daughters: Mary Roe Cross, Therese Dahl, Jean Ransom, Roberta White, PaU-icia Green; ~ glandchildren; 95 great-gn-andchildren; one great-great- gaanddfild. John H. Dopieralla, 79, North Little Rock, died July 5. Sons: John T., North Little Rock, Bill Doyle, Kingsport, TN, Arthur Doyle,Jacksonville; daughter: Linda Lee, North Little Rock; seven granchildren; seven great-grandchildren. MaD, Frances Fanello Wtlbert, 75, Pine Blul~, died July 5. Husband: Wdliam I't. "Bill" Wdbert; son: David In, in; daughter:. Judy A. W'flfredJoseph Koch, 55, Scranton, died June 23. Daughters: Kathy, Vera Edwards, Bakersfield, CA, Tyna Btu'rows, New Blaine; three grandchildren. Melville Curtis Martin, Jr., 82, North Little Rock, died July 4. Wife Angela Pudvan Martin. Cecelia l~laenmma, 76, Atkins, died June 5. Sons: William, Joseph, Francis, Atkins; daughter. Betty Beck, Morrihon; six grand- children; nine great-grandchildren. Frank Paladino, 88, Center Ridge, died ~reac Sunday, July 21 - Mission Collection, ~g so Selmstian church, Pitlsbmgh. ICtus Monday- July ZZT- the diocese. )rid June 17. 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