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Rios Montt Genocide Re-trial Begins

Guatemala City, January 5, 2015 by Jackie McVicar The retrial of former military president Efrain Rios Montt and former head of military intelligence, Mauricio Rodriguez Sanchez, for genocide and war crimes opened this morning briefly before being suspended. The case file hadn’t been sent to the 3 judges who would oversee the case and the […]

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Open Letter: Canada Needs to Break its Silence in the Wake of Reversals in the Rios Montt Genocide Case

December 16, 2013 The Honourable John Baird Minister of Foreign Affairs Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A Dear Minister Baird, We are writing to urge the Canadian government to take a stance on the ongoing case against Mr José Efraín Rios Montt, former military head of state […]

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¿QUIÉN ES RÍOS MONTT? http://www.prensalibre.com/noticias/justicia/fallo-militares-juicio_0_853714913.html Nacido el 16 de junio de 1926 en Huehuetenango, departamento fronterizo con México, ingresó a los 18 años al Ejército como policía militar, y a los 20 a la Escuela Politécnica para iniciar su carrera de oficial, hasta llegar a general. Incursionó en política en 1973 como candidato presidencial de […]

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Ríos Montt enfrentará juicio por genocidio y delitos de lesa humanidad

http://www.prensalibre.com/noticias/justicia/fallo-militares-juicio_0_853714913.html El juez Primero B de Mayor Riesgo, Miguel Ángel Gálvez, resolvió enviar a jucio a los militares retirados José Efraín Ríos Montt y José Mauricio Rodríguez Sánchez, por los delitos de genocidio y contra deberes de la humanidad, tras considerar que existen pruebas suficientes de su implicación en las masacres cometidas en el área […]

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Judge Gálvez Orders the Opening of a Public Oral Debate | Statement by the AJR and CALDH

Today Guatemalan society is witness to an historic event, for the first time in our country, a judge has ordered the opening of a trial for the crimes of genocide and crimes against humanity. Judge Miguel Ángel Gálvez ordered the opening of the public oral debate that allows the court to hear the respective evidence […]

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