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Guatemala: Scrapping genocide trial would strengthen impunity - 19 April 2013

Headline Title:  Guatemala: Scrapping genocide trial would strengthen impunity The decision to annul the Guatemalan genocide trial of Generals Ríos Montt and Rodríguez Sánchez must be overturned urgently or risk strengthening impunity and weakening the rule of law, Amnesty In The decision to annul the genocide trial of Generals Ríos Montt and Rodríguez Sánchez must be overturned urgently or risk strengthening impunity and weakening the rule of law. Media Node:  Rios Montt trial suspension Story Location:  Guatemala 15° 13' 28.1136" N, 90° 39' 33.048" W “The consequences of this decision may set back the clock in Guatemala to a time when impunity was the norm for those types of crimes ” Source:  Sebastian Elgueta, researcher on Guatemala at Amnesty International Date:  Fri, 19/04/2013 URL:  Guatemala: First trial of former head of state offers hope of justice Description:  Press release, 18 March 2013 URL:  Jean-Marie Simon: A foreign witness to Guatemala’s war Description:  Feature, 27 November 2012 URL:  The two Guatemalas of Ríos Montt Description:  Feature, 22 November 2012 URL:  City of the Disappeared – three decades of searching for Guatemala's missing Description:  Feature, 19 November 2012 URL:  The task of reading Guatemala’s bones Description:  Feature, 15 November 2012

Guatemala: La justicia debe seguir su curso

La justicia debe seguir su debido curso en el juicio por genocidio y crímenes de lesa humanidad que se sigue en Guatemala contra el ex presidente Efraín Ríos Montt, y su ex jefe de inteligencia militar, Mauricio Rodríguez Sánchez, dijo hoy Amnistía Internacional. La justicia debe seguir su debido curso en el juicio por genocidio y crímenes de lesa humanidad que se sigue en Guatemala contra el ex presidente Efraín Ríos Montt, y

Guatemala. Le premier procès d’un ancien chef d’État offre un espoir de justice

Le procès de l’ancien président du Guatemala, le général Efraín Ríos Montt, et de son ancien chef des renseignements militaires, Mauricio Rodríguez Sánchez, qui doit s’ouvrir le 19 mars, offre l’occasion tant attendue de rendre justice aux victimes des crimes contre l’humanité infligés aux communautés mayas, a déclaré Amnesty International mardi 19 mars. Le procès de l’ancien président du Guatemala, le général Efraín Ríos Montt, et de son ancien chef des renseignements militaires, Mauricio Rodríguez Sánchez, qui doit s’ouvrir le 19 mars, offre

Guatemala: First trial of former head of state offers hope of justice - 19 March 2013

Headline Title:  Guatemala: First trial of former head of state offers hope of justice The trial of Guatemala’s ex-president General Efraín Ríos Montt and his former head of military intelligence Mauricio Rodríguez Sánchez - due to start on Tuesday 19 March – marks a long-awaited opp Ex-president General Efraín Ríos Montt and his former head of military intelligence are to be tried for crimes against humanity committed against the country's Mayan communities. Media Node:  Guatemala ex-president General Efraín Ríos Montt Twitter Tag:  guatemala Story Location:  Guatemala City Guatemala 14° 37' 15.9996" N, 90° 31' 36.9984" W “This moment is truly historic because it is the first time that a former head of state in Central America is to be put on trial for crimes under international law.” Source:  Guadalupe Marengo, director of Amnesty International’s Americas Programme Date:  Tue, 19/03/2013

Guatemala: Primer juicio contra ex presidente es una esperanza de justicia

El juicio de un ex jefe de estado y de su ex jefe de inteligencia, cuyo comienzo está previsto el martes 19 de marzo, supone una oportunidad largamente esperada para que las víctimas de los crímenes contra la humanidad cometidos contra las comunidades mayas de Guatemala obtengan justicia, dijo hoy Amnistía Internacional.   

Guatemala: First trial of former head of state offers hope of justice

The trial of Guatemala’s ex-president General Efraín Ríos Montt and his former head of military intelligence Mauricio Rodríguez Sánchez -due to start on Tuesday 19 March – marks a long-awaited opportunity for justice for the victims of crimes against humanity committed against Guatemala’s Mayan communities, Amnesty International said today. The trial of Guatemala’s ex-president General Efraín Ríos Montt and his former head of military intelligence Mauricio Rodríguez Sánchez -due to start on Tuesday 19 Ma

Guatemala: Decisión judicial sobre ex presidente es un paso positivo para la justicia

La decisión judicial adoptada ayer de someter a juicio al general Efraín Ríos Montt y a su ex director de los servicios de inteligencia militar, general José Mauricio Rodríguez Sánchez, por el asesinato de casi dos mil personas en la década de 1980, es un paso crucial hacia la justicia, la verdad y la reparación, ha declarado hoy Amnistía Internacional. La decisión judicial adoptada ayer de someter a juicio al general Efraín Ríos Montt y a su ex director de los servicios de inteligencia militar, general José Mauricio Rodríguez Sánchez, por el ases

Guatemala. La décision rendue au sujet de l’ancien président est une belle avancée pour la justice

La décision prononcée lundi 28 janvier selon laquelle le général Efraín Ríos Montt et son ancien chef des renseignements militaires, le général José Mauricio Rodríguez Sánchez, devront rendre des comptes devant la justice pour le massacre de près de 2 000 personnes dans les années 80 est une étape décisive vers l’obtention de la justice, de la vérité et de réparations, a déclaré Amnesty International mardi 29 janvier. La décision prononcée lundi 28 janvier selon laquelle le général Efraín Ríos Montt et son ancien chef des renseignements militaires, le général José Mauricio Rodríguez Sánchez, devront rendre

Guatemala: Ruling on former president a positive step for justice - 29 January 2013

Headline Title:  Guatemala: Ruling on former president a positive step for justice Monday's ruling that General Efraín Ríos Montt and his former head of military intelligence, General José Mauricio Rodríguez Sánchez, should stand trial for the massacre of almost 2,000 people in t Former Guatemalan military leader General Efraín Ríos Montt and his  head of military intelligence will stand trial for the massacre of almost 2,000 people in the 1980s. Media Node:  Rios Montt Story Location:  Guatemala 14° 36' 17.4492" N, 90° 31' 18.6636" W “This decision strengthens justice in Guatemala, as accountability for past crimes begins to emerge” Source:  Sebastian Elgueta, Amnesty International researcher on Central America Date:  Tue, 29/01/2013 URL:  Jean-Marie Simon: A foreign witness to Guatemala’s war Description:  Feature, 27 November 2012 URL:  The two Guatemalas of Ríos Montt Description:  Feature, 22 November 2012 URL:  Guatemala: Former head of state’s trial for genocide one more step against impunity Description:  News story, 27 January 2012

Guatemala: Ruling on former president, positive step for justice

Yesterday’s ruling that General Efraín Ríos Montt and his former head of military intelligence, General José Mauricio Rodríguez Sánchez, should stand trial for the massacre of almost two thousand people in the 1980s is a crucial step towards justice, truth and reparation, Amnesty International said today. Yesterday’s ruling that General Efraín Ríos Montt and his former head of military intelligence, General José Mauricio Rodríguez Sánchez, should stand trial for the massacre of almost two thousand p

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