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Sepur Zarco Trial Day 13: “Obedience does not release responsibilities.”

Read more about other days at trial here. Sepur Zarco Trial Day 13: “Obedience does not release responsibilities.” By Kristine Johnston Guatemala City – Wednesday, February 17, 2016 Today began with a video testimony from Augustín Chen, a male survivor. His story began in 1982, the year he said the soldiers began to arrive from [...]

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Sepur Zarco Trial Day 12: “I came here to tell what happened to me so that it wouldn’t be repeated. I don’t want this for the future.”

read about other days at the trial here. Sepur Zarco Trial Day 12: “I came here to tell what happened to me so that it wouldn’t be repeated. I don’t want this for the future.” By Kristine Johnston Guatemala City, Tuesday, February 16, 2016 Today began with an expert witness, Aresenio García Cores, who talked [...]

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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 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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