Guatemalan survivors revisit horror of war in ex-dictator's trial




 
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Guatemalan survivors revisit horror of war in ex-dictator's trial
 
March 21st, 2013  
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Guatemalan survivors revisit horror of war in ex-dictator's trial
By Mike McDonald MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Survivors of Guatemala's bloody civil war relived the massacre of relatives as they testified on Wednesday against former dictator Efrain Rios Montt, who is accused of overseeing genocide during the 36-year conflict. Rios Montt, 86, the first ex-head of state to stand trial for crimes against humanity in his own country, was not prosecuted for years for alleged atrocities committed during his 1982-1983 rule because of his protected status as a congressman. ...




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