Former Dictator of Guatemala Is Guilty of Genocide Against Mayan Group

Former Leader of Guatemala Is Guilty of Genocide Against Mayan Group

Here is the link to the NYT article.  We previously reported on this case – he was previously found guilty but that judgement then overturned.  It is good to see justice at last.  Note the involvement of psychologists in testifying for the prosecution case.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/11/world/americas/gen-efrain-rios-montt-of-guatemala-guilty-of-genocide.html?smprod=nytcore-ipad&smid=nytcore-ipad-share&_r=0

‘Adama Dieng, the United Nations special adviser on the prevention of genocide, said last month that the case was the first in which a former head of state had been indicted by a national tribunal on charges of genocide.

‘The “historical precedent,” and especially a guilty verdict, he said, could serve as an example to other countries “that have failed to hold accountable those individuals responsible for serious and massive human rights violations.”’

 

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