Guatemalan ex-president jailed for Genocide - a world first!

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edam Sat 11-May-13 18:30:33

Yes!

Weegiemum Sat 11-May-13 17:19:15

Efraim Rios Montt has been convicted of the Genocide of the Ixil People in Guatemala.

It's the first time ever an ex-head of state has been convicted of genocide in his/her own country.

What happened in Guatemala was very under-reported at the time, and over 200,000 died during the 36-year civil war. The bloodiest phase was during Rios Montt's presidency.

It's good to see justice finally being done, for all the people of Guatemala (it's a fabulous place!).

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