Guatemala City, Guatemala
MARTHA DE ORANTES CELEBRATES WITH HER SON AFTER HE WAS SET FREE.
Priest Mario Orantes (R) celebrates along with his mother Martha de Orantes February 17 after he was set free on insufficient evidence by a Guatemalan judge. Orantes, the only person who was being held in connection with the killing of Bishop Juan Gerardi, was under arrest in a private hospital. Gerardi was killed on April 26, 1998 two days after he presented a landmark report blaming Guatemala's powerful security forces for most of the human rights violations committed during the bloody civil war.