Tag Archives: Genocide

Conviction: Former military officials convicted of crimes against humanity in sexual slavery trial – ordered to pay damages to victims

Read about the Sepur Zarco trial here. Yes, there was genocide and sexual violence in Guatemala! Si hubo genocidio y violencia sexual en Guatemala! Former military officials convicted of crimes against humanity in sexual slavery trial – ordered to pay damages to victims. March 2, 2016 – Guatemala City By Lisa Rankin On Friday, February [...]

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Sepur Zarco: Day 9 “Sexual Violence was Systemic and Repeated”

Read reports from other days of the trial here. Day 9 – Sexual violence was systemic and repeated Guatemala City February 11, 2016 As the Sepur Zarco case moved toward the end of the second week of witnesses for the prosecution, the lines to get into the courtroom were shorter than in the initial days. [...]

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Sepur Zarco: Day 6 – Expert witness testimony begins

Read report backs from other days of the trial. Days 6 – Expert witness testimony begins Guatemala City By Fabienne Doiron and Lisa Rankin Monday, February 8 marked the sixth day of the Sepur Zarco trial, and the beginning of expert witness testimony. The first person called to the stand was Juan Carlos Peláez, a [...]

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Sepur Zarco Trial Day 5: “He was the commander”

  Read reports from the other days of the Sepur Zarco trial here. Guatemala City February 7, 2016 By Fabienne Doiron The court only heard two witnesses on Friday: the video declaration of one of the complainants in the case and the two-hour long declaration of a protected witness who was testifying via teleconference from [...]

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Sepur Zarco: Day 4 “I had never felt that kind of fear before”

Read other report backs from the Sepur Zarco Trial here. Day 4 – I had never felt that kind of fear before Guatemala City February 6, 2016 By Fabienne Doiron The fourth day of hearings in the Sepur Zarco trial for sexual violence and sexual and domestic slavery started on Thursday morning with the testimony [...]

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