Sunday, April 21, 2013

Guatemala: Ríos Montt trial suspended

The trial for Crimes Against Humankind of former dictator Efraín Ríos Montt has been suddenly suspended. 

On April 18th, judge Carol Patricia Flores, previously suspended in her attributions but then restored, decided unilaterally the suspension of the procedures including the contrast of witnesses, which had already seen more than one hundred testimonies. 

The trial against the fascist mass-murderer dictator has been delayed once and again by means of these kinds of legal tricks, denying the right to justice to the victims of the Guatemalan Genocide, most of them Native Americans (who make up more than 40% of the population but are systematically excluded from power in a clearly racist regime). 

Source: LINyM[es].

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