Guatemala City, Guatemala. May 12, 2013. Roughly around 100 supporters of the armed forces gathered Sunday morning at 10 AM to protest outside Matamoros Barracks where former general and ex de facto head of state Efrain Rios Montt is held imprisoned. Rios Montt was recently convicted for genocide and crimes against humanity during Guatemala’s civil [...]
Guatemala City, Guatemala. May 10, 2013. For the first time in world history, a former head of state was not only tried for genocide and crimes against humanity in a national court, but found guilty of these charges. Former Guatemalan de facto head of state Jose Efrain Rios Montt, who ruled Guatemala from March 1982 [...]
Guatemala City, Guatemala. May 9, 2013. On the 26th day of the historic Genocide trial against former de facto head of state Efrain Rios Montt and his Head of Intelligence Jose Mauricio Rodriguez Sanchez, the prosecution and defense gave their closing statements and the main accused, Rios Montt, finally declared.
Guatemala City, Guatemala. April 18, 2013. Events took a wild turn on the twentieth day of the genocide trial against former de facto dictator Efraín Ríos Montt and former Intelligence Director José Mauricio Rodriguez Sanchez. First, the defense lawyers abruptly walked out in protest to Judge Jazmin Barrios’ denial for a postponement. Afterwards, during a [...]
Images from the first day of the historic trial against former de facto dictator Efraín Ríos Montt and former Intelligence Director José Mauricio Rodriguez Sanchez.
General Lopez Fuentes, accused of genocide makes first court appearance after arrest.
28 years since the Spanish Embassy massacre of 37 peasant leaders by State forces. Guatemala City.
Constitutional Court declares Spain has no jurisdiction in prosecuting former military leaders.
“What we want is penal justice against those responsible for the massacre.”
Ten years after the signing of the Peace Accords, the search for war victims continues.