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Ex-Guatemalan army officer tied to massacre sentenced to U.S. prison

Ex-Guatemalan army officer tied to massacre sentenced to U.S. prison | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

A former Guatemalan army commander convicted of covering up his role in a massacre during that country's bloody civil war in order to gain U.S. citizenship was sentenced on Monday to 10 years in federal prison.

Prosecutors say Jorge Sosa lied to immigration officials about his involvement in the 1982 mass killings of nearly all of the men, women and children in the northern Guatemalan farming village of Dos Erres, considered one of the worst atrocities in that country's 36-year civil war....

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Former dictator to stand trial in Guatemala

Former dictator to stand trial  in Guatemala | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Jan. 27 - Efrain Rios Montt will stand trial for war crimes allegedly committed during Guatemala's civil war decades ago. Sarah Wali reports.
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Former Guatemala dictator Rios Montt convicted of genocide

Former Guatemala dictator Rios Montt convicted of genocide | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt was found guilty on Friday of genocide and crimes against humanity during the bloodiest phase of the country's 36-year civil war and was sentenced to 80 years in prison.

Hundreds of people who were packed into the courtroom burst into applause, chanting, "Justice!" as Rios Montt received a 50-year term for the genocide charge and an additional 30 years for crimes against humanity.

It was the first time a former head of state had been found guilty of genocide in his or her own country.....

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Guatemala massacre trial begins

Guatemala massacre trial begins | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
The Guatemalan authorities have been under pressure to prosecute those responsible for human rights violations committed during the civil war.
And in 2009, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruled that the state must act in the case of the Las Dos Erres massacre.
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