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Former Guatemala Dictator Rios Montt's Conviction Annulled - 21 May 2013
Recent and archive images relating to the trial of former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt. Guatemala's highest court on Monday overturned a genocide conviction against Rios Montt and reset his trial back to when a dispute broke out a month ago over who should hear the case.

Rios Montt was found guilty on May 10 of overseeing the killings by the armed forces of at least 1,771 members of the Maya Ixil population during his 1982-83 rule. He was sentenced to 80 years in prison.
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March 27, 2013
Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt enters in the Supreme Court of Justice on the sixth day...
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt enters in the Supreme Court of Justice on the sixth day...
Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt enters in the Supreme Court of Justice on the sixth day of his trial in Guatemala City, March 26, 2013. Rios Montt, 86, the first ex-head of state to stand trial for crimes against humanity in his own country, was not prosecuted for years for alleged atrocities committed during his 1982-1983 rule because of his protected status as a congressman. But after retiring last year, Rios Montt was ordered to face trial by a judge who found sufficient evidence linking him to the killing of more than 1,700 indigenous people in a counterinsurgency plan executed under his command.
REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez (GUATEMALA)
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May 10, 2013
Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt (C) arrives at the Supreme Court of Justice for his sentencing...
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Former Guatemalan dictator Rios Montt arrives at the Supreme Court of Justice in Guatemala City
Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt (C) arrives at the Supreme Court of Justice for his sentencing in Guatemala City May 10, 2013. A Guatemalan court on Friday found former dictator Rios Montt guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity during the bloodiest phase of a 36-year civil war. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez (GUATEMALA - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)
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May 11, 2013
People react after former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt was sentenced for genocide charges in...
Guatemala City, Guatemala
People react after former Guatemalan dictator Montt was sentenced for genocide charges in the Supreme...
People react after former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt was sentenced for genocide charges in the Supreme Court of Guatemala City May 10, 2013. Montt was found guilty on Friday of genocide and crimes against humanity during the bloodiest phase of the country's 36-year civil war and was sentenced to 80 years in prison. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez (GUATEMALA - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)
GUATEMALA-RIOSMONTT
RTXZH03
May 10, 2013
Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt (C) stands in an elevator after a session of his genocide...
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Former Guatemalan dictator Rios Montt stands in elevator after session of genocide trial at Supreme Court...
Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt (C) stands in an elevator after a session of his genocide trial, which is drawing to a conclusion, at the Supreme Court of Justice in Guatemala City, May 9, 2013. Rios Montt told a court on Thursday he never ordered the genocide of his own people, taking the witness stand for the first time as the war crimes trial against him neared its conclusion. Rios Montt, 86, is charged with genocide and crimes against humanity for allegedly drawing up a counterinsurgency plan during his 1982-1983 rule that killed at least 1,771 members of the Maya Ixil indigenous group. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez (GUATEMALA - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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May 09, 2013
Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt (C) speaks in his genocide trial, which is drawing to a...
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Former Guatemalan dictator Rios Montt speaks in his genocide trial, which is drawing to a conclusion,...
Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt (C) speaks in his genocide trial, which is drawing to a conclusion, at the Supreme Court of Justice in Guatemala City, May 9, 2013. A Guatemalan judge on May 2 restarted the genocide trial of Rios Montt following a two-week suspension due to a fight over who should oversee the case. Rios Montt, 86, is charged with genocide and crimes against humanity for a counterinsurgency plan conceived under his 1982-1983 rule that killed 1,771 members of the Ixil indigenous group in one of the bloodiest phases of Guatemala's civil war. According to local media, the public ministry is calling for a 75-year jail sentence for Rios Montt. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez (GUATEMALA - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)
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May 09, 2013
Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt speaks in his genocide trial, which is drawing to a conclusion,...
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Former Guatemalan dictator Rios Montt speaks in his genocide trial, which is drawing to a conclusion,...
Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt speaks in his genocide trial, which is drawing to a conclusion, at the Supreme Court of Justice in Guatemala City, May 9, 2013. A Guatemalan judge on May 2 restarted the genocide trial of Rios Montt following a two-week suspension due to a fight over who should oversee the case. Rios Montt, 86, is charged with genocide and crimes against humanity for a counterinsurgency plan conceived under his 1982-1983 rule that killed 1,771 members of the Ixil indigenous group in one of the bloodiest phases of Guatemala's civil war. According to local media, the public ministry is calling for a 75-year jail sentence for Rios Montt. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez (GUATEMALA - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)
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May 10, 2013
Jose Rodriguez Sanchez, military intelligence chief during former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt's...
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Rodriguez Sanchez, military intelligence chief during former Guatemalan dictator Rios Montt's regime,...
Jose Rodriguez Sanchez, military intelligence chief during former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt's regime, speaks as the last session of Montt's genocide trial begins at the Supreme Court of Justice in Guatemala City May 10, 2013. Rios Montt's attorneys and prosecutors presented their closing arguments on Thursday in the genocide trial against him, as the historic trial that began in March enters its final phase. Rios Montt is facing charges of genocide and crimes against humanity for allegedly conceiving a counterinsurgency plan during his 1982-83 rule that killed at least 1,771 members of the Ixil indigenous group in one of the bloodiest phases of Guatemala's civil war. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez (GUATEMALA - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW MILITARY)
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May 09, 2013
Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt smiles during his genocide trial, which is drawing to a...
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Former Guatemalan dictator Rios Montt smiles during his genocide trial, which is drawing to a conclusion,...
Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt smiles during his genocide trial, which is drawing to a conclusion, at the Supreme Court of Justice in Guatemala City, May 8, 2013. A Guatemalan judge on last Thursday restarted the genocide trial of Rios Montt following a two-week suspension due to a fight over who should oversee the case. Rios Montt, 86, is charged with genocide and crimes against humanity for a counterinsurgency plan conceived under his 1982-1983 rule that killed 1,771 members of the Ixil indigenous group in one of the bloodiest phases of Guatemala's civil war. According to local media, the public ministry is calling for a 75 year jail sentence for Rios Montt. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez (GUATEMALA - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)
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May 09, 2013
Cesar Calderon (R), lawyer of the former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt (L), speaks during the...
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Calderon, lawyer of the former Guatemalan dictator Rios Montt, speaks during genocide trial against Rios...
Cesar Calderon (R), lawyer of the former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt (L), speaks during the genocide trial against Rios Montt in the Supreme Court of Justice in Guatemala City, May 8, 2013. A Guatemalan judge on last Thursday restarted the genocide trial of Rios Montt following a two-week suspension due to a fight over who should oversee the case. Rios Montt, 86, is charged with genocide and crimes against humanity for a counterinsurgency plan conceived under his 1982-1983 rule that killed 1,771 members of the Ixil indigenous group in one of the bloodiest phases of Guatemala's civil war. According to local media, the public ministry is calling for a 75 year jail sentence for Rios Montt. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez (GUATEMALA - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)
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May 09, 2013
Indigenous women from the Ixil region attend the genocide trial of former Guatemalan dictator Efrain...
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Indigenous women from the Ixil region attend the genocide trial of former Guatemalan dictator Rios Montt,...
Indigenous women from the Ixil region attend the genocide trial of former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt, which is drawing to a conclusion, at the Supreme Court of Justice in Guatemala City, May 9, 2013.A Guatemalan judge on May 2 restarted the genocide trial of Rios Montt following a two-week suspension due to a fight over who should oversee the case. Rios Montt, 86, is charged with genocide and crimes against humanity for a counterinsurgency plan conceived under his 1982-1983 rule that killed 1,771 members of the Ixil indigenous group in one of the bloodiest phases of Guatemala's civil war. According to local media, the public ministry is calling for a 75 year jail sentence for Rios Montt. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez (GUATEMALA - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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May 09, 2013
Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt gestures as he speaks in his genocide trial, which is drawing...
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Former Guatemalan dictator Rios Montt gestures as he speaks in his genocide trial, which is drawing to...
Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt gestures as he speaks in his genocide trial, which is drawing to a conclusion, at the Supreme Court of Justice in Guatemala City, May 9, 2013. A Guatemalan judge on May 2 restarted the genocide trial of Rios Montt following a two-week suspension due to a fight over who should oversee the case. Rios Montt, 86, is charged with genocide and crimes against humanity for a counterinsurgency plan conceived under his 1982-1983 rule that killed 1,771 members of the Ixil indigenous group in one of the bloodiest phases of Guatemala's civil war. According to local media, the public ministry is calling for a 75-year jail sentence for Rios Montt. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez (GUATEMALA - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)
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RTXZGNM
May 09, 2013
Members of the media film and take pictures of former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt as he speaks...
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Members of the media film and take pictures of former Guatemalan dictator Rios Montt as he speaks in...
Members of the media film and take pictures of former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt as he speaks in his genocide trial, which is drawing to a conclusion, at the Supreme Court of Justice in Guatemala City, May 9, 2013. A Guatemalan judge on May 2 restarted the genocide trial of Rios Montt following a two-week suspension due to a fight over who should oversee the case. Rios Montt, 86, is charged with genocide and crimes against humanity for a counterinsurgency plan conceived under his 1982-1983 rule that killed 1,771 members of the Ixil indigenous group in one of the bloodiest phases of Guatemala's civil war. According to local media, the public ministry is calling for a 75-year jail sentence for Rios Montt. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez (GUATEMALA - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)
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April 22, 2013
A quilt with names of victims of the internal armed conflict of the 1980s is pictures outside the Constitutional...
Guatemala City, Guatemala
A quilt with names of victims of internal armed conflict of 1980s is pictures outside Constitutional...
A quilt with names of victims of the internal armed conflict of the 1980s is pictures outside the Constitutional Court, during a demonstration against the suspension of the trial of former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt, in Guatemala City, April 22, 2013. A judge on Thursday, April 18, suspended the genocide trial of Rios Montt, ordering the legal process to be set back to November 2011, before the retired general was charged with war crimes. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez (GUATEMALA - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW CONFLICT)
GUATEMALA-RIOSMONTT
RTXYR4C
April 18, 2013
Guatemala's ex-dictator Efrain Rios Montt, sits alone at his table after being abandoned by his lawyers...
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Guatemala's ex-dictator Efrain Rios Montt, sits alone at his table after being abandoned by his lawyers...
Guatemala's ex-dictator Efrain Rios Montt, sits alone at his table after being abandoned by his lawyers during the 20th day of his trial in the Supreme Court of Justice in Guatemala City, April 18, 2013. A session in the genocide trial of former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt ended abruptly on Thursday, as his lawyers tried to suspend proceedings over a legal technicality and stormed out, leaving him sitting alone in court. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez (GUATEMALA - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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April 03, 2013
An indigenous woman of the Ixchil region stands with her face covered as she testifies in the trial against...
Guatemala City, Guatemala
An indigenous woman of the Ixchil region stands with her face covered as she testifies in the trial against...
An indigenous woman of the Ixchil region stands with her face covered as she testifies in the trial against the former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt in the Supreme Court of Justice in Guatemala City April 2, 2013. Rios Montt, 86, the first ex-head of state to stand trial for crimes against humanity in his own country, was not prosecuted for years for alleged atrocities committed during his 1982-1983 rule because of his protected status as a congressman. But after retiring last year, Rios Montt was ordered to face trial by a judge who found sufficient evidence linking him to the killing of more than 1,700 indigenous people in a counterinsurgency plan executed under his command. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez (GUATEMALA - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS)
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RTXXTR2
March 23, 2013
An indigenous man of the Ixchil region speaks during his testimony against former Guatemalan dictator...
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Indigenous man of the Ixchil region speaks during his testimony against former Guatemalan dictator Rios...
An indigenous man of the Ixchil region speaks during his testimony against former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt on the fourth day of the trial in Guatemala City March 22, 2013. Rios Montt, 86, the first ex-head of state to stand trial for crimes against humanity in his own country, was not prosecuted for years for alleged atrocities committed during his 1982-1983 rule because of his protected status as a congressman. But after retiring last year, Rios Montt was ordered to face trial by a judge who found sufficient evidence linking him to the killing of more than 1,700 indigenous people in a counterinsurgency plan executed under his command.
REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez (GUATEMALA - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW SOCIETY)
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March 19, 2013
Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchu talks with the media before the start of the first session...
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Nobel Peace Prize winner Menchu talks with the media before the start of the first session of former...
Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchu talks with the media before the start of the first session of former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt's trial at the Supreme Court of Justice in Guatemala City, March 19, 2013. The trial of Rios Montt on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity opened on Tuesday, the first time a country has prosecuted an ex-head of state in a national court on such charges. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez (GUATEMALA - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)
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March 19, 2013
Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt looks on in the Supreme Court of Justice during the first...
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt looks on in the Supreme Court of Justice during the first...
Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt looks on in the Supreme Court of Justice during the first session of his trial in Guatemala City, March 19, 2013. The trial of Rios Montt on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity opened on Tuesday, the first time a country has prosecuted an ex-head of state in a national court on such charges. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez (GUATEMALA - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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February 19, 2013
Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt exits the courtroom after a hearing in the Supreme Court...
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt exits the courtroom after a hearing in the Supreme Court...
Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt exits the courtroom after a hearing in the Supreme Court of Justice in Guatemala City, February 19, 2013. A Guatemalan court ordered 86-year-old Rios Montt on January 28, 2013 to face charges of genocide and crimes against humanity, throwing out 13 appeals presented by his defense. A judge found sufficient proof linking Rios Montt, who ruled during a particularly bloody period of the country's 36-year civil war, to the killing of more than 1,700 indigenous people in a counterinsurgency operation in 1982 and 1983. A judge said during the trial were accepted all evidence presented by the prosecution, among which are documents of military plans and operations, 65 witnesses and survivors of the massacres, on February 19 the defense lawyers of Rios Montt appealed the court decision to avoid the genocide trial, the Court decided today to dismiss the appeal and continue the course of the trial. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez (GUATEMALA - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)
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February 05, 2013
Kate Doyle (C), director of the National Security Archive's Guatemala Documentation Project and Evidence...
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Doyle, who made public Guatemalan army documents describing the massacres of the early 1980s, attends...
Kate Doyle (C), director of the National Security Archive's Guatemala Documentation Project and Evidence Project, who made public Guatemalan army documents describing the massacres of the early 1980s, attends a hearing of the trial of former dictator Efrain Rios Montt, in the Supreme Court of Justice in Guatemala City February 4, 2013. A Guatemalan court had ordered 86-year-old Rios Montt on January 28, 2013 to face charges of genocide and crimes against humanity, throwing out 13 appeals presented by his defense. A judge had found sufficient proof linking Rios Montt, who ruled during a particularly bloody period of the country's 36-year civil war, to the killing of more than 1,700 indigenous people in a counterinsurgency operation in 1982 and 1983. Judge Miguel Angel Galvez said on Monday that the court had accepted all evidence presented by the prosecution, which included documents of military plans and testimonies of 65 witnesses and survivors of the massacres, local media reported. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez (GUATEMALA - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW MILITARY)
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January 28, 2013
A woman, dressed as Lady Justice, stands while protesting at the entrance of the Supreme Court of Justice...
Guatemala City, Guatemala
A woman, dressed as Lady Justice, stands while protesting at the entrance of the Supreme Court of Justice...
A woman, dressed as Lady Justice, stands while protesting at the entrance of the Supreme Court of Justice before former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt's hearing in Guatemala City, January 28, 2013. A judge will announce the decision if Rios Montt, who ruled the country from 1982-1983 during a bloody civil war, will be prosecuted on January 28 on genocide charges for the slaughter of the Maya-Ixil ethnic group in the Quiche region in 1982, local media reported. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez (GUATEMALA - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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January 22, 2013
Mauricio Rodriguez Sanchez (C), former director of the G2 intelligence group during the government of...
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Rodriguez Sanchez, former director of G2 intelligence group during the government of former Guatemalan...
Mauricio Rodriguez Sanchez (C), former director of the G2 intelligence group during the government of former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt, enters the Supreme Court of Justice for a hearing, in Guatemala City, January 22, 2013. Rodriguez Sanchez and Rios Montt, who ruled the country from 1982-1983 during a bloody civil war, are in court to hear the charges against them for the slaughter of the Maya-Ixil ethnic group in the Quiche region in 1982, according to the Public Ministry, reported local media. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez (GUATEMALA - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)
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January 27, 2012
Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt speaks with the media after a judge placed him under house...
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt, speaks with the media after the court verdict that condemns...
Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt speaks with the media after a judge placed him under house arrest, at the Supreme Court of Justice in Guatemala City January 26, 2012. Rios Montt will face trial on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity as the Central American nation seeks to close files on a brutal 36-year civil war. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez (GUATEMALA - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
GUATEMALA ELECTIONS
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November 07, 2003
Presidential candidate of the Guatemalan Republican Front (FRG),
retired Gen. Efrain Rios Montt, greets...
Coban, Guatemala - Republic of
GUATEMALAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE RIOS MONTT TAKES HAT OFF IN COBAN.
Presidential candidate of the Guatemalan Republican Front (FRG),
retired Gen. Efrain Rios Montt, greets thousands of Mayan Q'eqchi'
supporters during his closing campaign rally in Coban, 140 miles north
of Guatemala City, November 7, 2003. Rios Montt, a former military
dictator accused of human rights atrocities 20 years ago during
country's civil war, is hoping to win back power next Sunday - this
time at the ballot box in presidential elections. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

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GUATEMALA RIOS MONTT
RTRPBHB
June 15, 2003
Guatemala`s retired Gen. Efrain Rios Montt is protected by his
supporters as relatives of war-time victims...
Rabinal, Guatemala - Republic of
GUATEMALA`S FORMER DICTATOR IS COVERED BY THROWN STONES DURING RALLY.
Guatemala`s retired Gen. Efrain Rios Montt is protected by his
supporters as relatives of war-time victims throw stones to him during
a campaign rally in Rabinal, 110 miles north from Guatemala City, June
14, 2003. Montt, accused of ordering genocide during his early 1980`s
regime, still is campaigning despite Guatemalan electoral authorities
who have said he could not seek the presidency in November`s general
election. REUTERS/Mario Linares

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GUATEMALA RIOS MONTT
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June 06, 2003
Mayan Indians carry the coffins with the remains of the victims of a
1982 wartime massacre in the village...
Xiquin Sanahi, Guatemala - Republic of
MAYAN INDIANS CARRY THE COFFINS WITH 1982 MASSACRE VICTIMS IN
GUATEMALA.
Mayan Indians carry the coffins with the remains of the victims of a
1982 wartime massacre in the village of Xiquin Sanahi, 55 miles
southeast of Guatemala City, late June 6, 2003. The bodies of 66 people
were exhumed from at least six different clandestine mass grave sites.
Guatemalan electoral authorities ruled on Friday that former dictator
Gen. Efrain Rios Montt, accused of ordering genocide during his early
1980`s regime, could not seek the presidency in November`s general
election. IMAGE TAKEN JUNE 6 REUTERS/Mario Linares

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