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Fredy Peccerelli (born 1971),[1] a forensic anthropologist, is the Director and one of the founding members of the Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation in Guatemala City, a nongovernmental organization that exhumes mass graves of victims of Guatemala's civil war. Peccerelli, along with members of his immediate family, has been the subject of repeated death threats as a result of his work.[2]

In 1999, he was chosen by CNN and Time Magazine as one of the "50 Latin American Leaders for the New Millennium."[3]

In addition to his ongoing work in Guatemala, Peccerelli has conducted exhumations of mass graves in post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina. He testified about this work at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia on 13 March 2007.[4]

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  1. ^ Black, Richard (2004-02-15). "Guatemala rights scientist honoured". BBC News. Retrieved 2008-06-17.
  2. ^ Human rights alert from Amnesty International issued 30 May 2007.
  3. ^ "Fredy Peccerelli, Executive Director of the Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation Speaks at AAAS". Retrieved 2008-06-16.
  4. ^ Transcript for case number IT-05-88-T, The Prosecutor versus Vujadin Popovic et al., see especially parts marked pages 8749-8753

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