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Thirty-six Achi women survivors struggle for justice: Sexual violence case begins in Rabinal

By Lisa Rankin, BTS Guatemala Coordinator May 11, 2018 was the day the women had been waiting for; after years of gathering testimonies, psychosocial support, preparation and investigation, the National Civil Police and Public Prosecutor arrested six men, former military commissioners in Rabinal, accused of sexual violence during the Internal [...]

2021-04-14T09:19:46-04:00August 7th, 2018|General blog, Truth, justice & impunity|

Open letter by the Asociación Bufete Jurídico Popular on ruling for violations against Maya Achi people

Hello everyone, On December 21, 2016, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights issued a ruling with regards to the human rights violations suffered by the Maya Achi people of Chichupac and surrounding communities in the municipality of Rabinal in Baja Verapaz, Guatemala during the internal armed conflict. Read the open letter issued [...]

2021-04-14T09:20:07-04:00January 23rd, 2017|General blog, Truth, justice & impunity|

Press Release by communities in El Estor regarding trial of Mynor Padilla for murder of Adolfo Ich and injury to German Chub

Breaking the Silence has been accompanying both the victims of the attack by Mynor Padilla, including the family of Adolfo Ich Chaman who was murdered in the attack, and German Chub Cub who was injured. For the last year, BTS has also accompanied parts of the trial in Puerto Barrios, [...]

2021-04-14T13:49:54-04:00August 9th, 2016|General blog, Press releases|

Open Letter to the Guatemalan Public and the International Community: Justice for Genocide in Rabinal

Open Letter to the Guatemalan Public and the International Community The Inter-American Court of Human Rights once again hears of acts of genocide committed against the community of Chichupac by the Guatemalan State during the Internal Armed Conflict in the municipality of Rabinal, department of Baja Verapaz Lawyers and [...]

2021-06-02T14:13:05-04:00April 29th, 2016|General blog, Truth, justice & impunity|

Expert Testimony from Rios Montt Genocide Trial

Expert testimony from Marlon Garcia (in Spanish only), who traveled to Nova Scotia in 2007 with his exhibit: Panzos 25 Years Later. Since he worked as forensic anthropologist and photographer with the Forensic Anthropologist Foundation of Guatemala (FAFG), he was asked to give his testimony during the genocide trial in [...]

2021-04-14T08:31:12-04:00August 20th, 2015|Espanol, General blog|
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