Justice for the Genocide in Guatemala
A Guatemalan news article (translated for Rights Action by Rosalind Gill) concerning trials, in Guatemalan courts, against material authors of the July 18, 1982 "Plan de Sanchez" massacres
A communiqué from FAMDEGUA (Family Members of the Disappeared in Guatemala), the FAFG (Forensic Anthropology Foundation of Guatemala) and CALDH (Center for Human Rights and Legal Action), concerning the exhumation of a mass grave in Guatemala. Also, an article about more delays in the genocide legal trial against former General Efrain Rios Montt, a trial that began in 2000, for atrocities committed in 1981-1982!
Human rights groups celebrated on Friday after a court in Guatemala ruled that the former dictator Efraín Ríos Montt, who presided over one of Latin America's bloodiest civil wars, will face trial on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity.
The struggle against impunity, and for truth, memory and justice for the genocide in Guatemala continues, both in Guatemala and in the USA. The US government is partially responsible for Guatemala's genocide and State terrorism against its own population in the late 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s.
A Guatemalan judge has ordered a former military dictator, Efraín Ríos Montt, to appear in court on Thursday, the first step in a process that could lead to his being tried on genocide charges and to a reopening of the darkest chapter in Guatemala's brutal 36-year civil war.