Rios Montt genocide trial to resume 2015

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First of all, some backstory of this:

Guatemalan ex-military leader Efrain Rios Montt, 87, was acused of genocide. During his 17-month rule in the 80’s, it is thought that at least 1,770 Ixil Maya (indigenous people) were killed in over 626 massacres. Trials began in March this year and Montt was convited to 80 years in prison, but the conviction was overturned when it was declared that Montt did not go through the due process. A court officer said that judges will be busy with other cases so the case was posponed to January 2015.

Ixil Maya protesting the overturn of Montt’s sentence:

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Efrain Rios Montt during one of the trials:

 

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