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Guatemala    BISHOP MURDER SUSPECT ATTACKED IN JAIL
An army captain accused of killing human rights campaigner Bishop Juan Gerardi was attacked and stabbed in the jail, officials said on Tuesday.
   Two people attacked Byron Lima Oliva late Monday, stabbing the army captain in the back, said prison director Basilio Hernandez.
   Lima Oliva, a karate expert who was also trained in the Guatemalan military, fought back and wounded his two attackers, who had to be hospitalised.
   Hernandez said officials were investigating whether the attack was an assassination attempt or a common prison fight.
   Gerardi, the head of the Church's human rights office, was clubbed to death 26 April, 1998, at the seminary. The killing came two days after he released a major report blaming the military for most of the civilian deaths and human rights abuses committed in Guatemala's 36-year civil war, which ended in 1996. AP
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