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BBC World Service Interview: Edgar Perez

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p01qc1qh/Outlook_Wrestler_turned_Human_Rights_Lawyer/ Wrestler turned Human Rights Lawyer, interview with Edgar Perez, lawyer for the victims in the Rios Montt genocide case. He speaks of Jesus Tecu as one of his heroes.

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Guatemala: Canada must break its silence

Originally posted in Embassy Magazine: http://www.embassynews.ca/2014/01/10/guatemala-canada-must-break-its-silence/45005 Barbara Wood, Rachel Warden, Stacey Gomez on behalf of the America’s Policy Group   We urge the Canadian government to take a stance on the ongoing case against José Efraín Rios Montt, the former military head of state of Guatemala from 1982-83, for war crimes and genocide committed during […]

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Genocide Trial Update May 18, 2013

After a theatrical show this morning where the defense lawyers for Mauricio Rodriquez Sanchez and Efrain Rios Montt, accused of genocide, stormed out of the court in “pacific resistance,” saying that the judge, Jazmin Barrios, was carrying out an illegal judicial process. This afternoon, judge Patricia Flores, ordered by the Constitutional Court which was initially […]

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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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Guatemala’s courts need Canada’s attention: Human rights lawyer

Embassy Magazine, Wednesday October 30th 2013   Edgar Pérez has known several lives. Growing up as an impoverished youth in Guatemala, he felt the country’s elite labeled him what he calls a “subhuman” delinquent, and faced a bleak future with few opportunities. Later, he became an Olympic wrestler, he suddenly had the ability to travel […]

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