Day 1: Genocide on trial in Guatemala: Ixil witnesses speak In…

Day 1: Genocide on trial in Guatemala: Ixil witnesses speak

In the early hours of the morning, a crowd had already begun to form in Guatemala City’s Plaza of Human Rights, outside the Supreme Court, where the country’s historic first trial for genocide was about to commence. Survivors of genocide and human rights advocates arranged a ceremonial carpet of flowers, pine needles, and candles, burning fragrant incense, while supporters of the accused former dictator Ríos Montt and retired intelligence official Rodriguez Sánchez held white banners with slogans denouncing the trial as a “lynching”.

http://nisgua.blogspot.com/2013/03/genocide-on-trial-in-guatemala-ixil.html?m=1

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