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|

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|


EL GENOCIDIO ES UN DELITO QUE NO TIENE AMNISTÍA La Sala de la Corte de Apelaciones del Ramo Penal de Procesos de Mayor Riesgo y de Extinción de Dominio deberá conocer la resolución de la Corte de Constitucionalidad respecto a la aplicación del decreto 8-86 al acusado de genocidio José [...]

2021-04-12T14:12:19-04:00March 26th, 2014|General blog|

Guatemala: Canada must break its silence

Originally posted in Embassy Magazine: Barbara Wood, Rachel Warden, Stacey Gomez on behalf of the America's Policy Group Wikimedia Photo: Surizar   We urge the Canadian government to take a stance on the ongoing case against José Efraín Rios Montt, the former military head of state of [...]

2021-04-12T14:06:15-04:00January 10th, 2014|General blog|

Genocide Trial Update May 18, 2013

After a theatrical show this morning where the defense lawyers for Mauricio Rodriquez Sanchez and Efrain Rios Montt, accused of genocide, stormed out of the court in "pacific resistance," saying that the judge, Jazmin Barrios, was carrying out an illegal judicial process. This afternoon, judge Patricia Flores, ordered by the [...]

2021-04-12T14:05:04-04:00January 2nd, 2014|General blog|
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