Victory for Justice in Guatemala

The International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) welcomed the verdict on April 18, 2013, in Guatemala by the High Risk Court in the trial of former military dictator José Efrain Ríos Montt. The 86-year-old ex-general was convicted of genocide and crimes against humanity against the indigenous Maya Ixil population during Guatemala’s Civil War. He was sentenced to a total of 80 years in prison. José Mauricio Rodriguez Sánchez, the co-accused, who headed military intelligence under Ríos Montt, was found innocent.

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