11 May 2013

GUATEMALA : 12 May UPDATE: GUILTY Of Mayan Genocide! Ex-Strongman Rio Montt Gets 80 Years.


       Former strongman Gen Efrain Rios Montt, 86...was found guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity/Maya indigena...and sentenced to 80 years.
       After  an almost 2 month trail...a 3 judge tribunal delivered the verdict.
       The courtroom broke-out in cheers.
        Though he only ruled for 17 months in 1982-83...more than 20,000 Maya died or disappeared during his short reign of terror.
       Rios Montt was tried for the murders of 1,771 Maya Ixil members.
        In rare testimony on Friday...he denied the charges. 
        An appeal is expected.