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US sentencing of former civil patroller implicated in crimes against humanity

On December 20, 2019 Francisco Cuxum Alvarado was sentenced in a Massachusetts courtroom for immigration-related charges with Maya Achi survivors Paula Ixtapa and Jesus Tecu present. Paula is president of the Rabinal Legal Clinic, while Jesus is the director. Back in 2018, Cuxum Alvarado was also sentenced in a Salamá courtroom [...]

2021-06-09T12:07:23-04:00January 24th, 2020|General blog, Truth, justice & impunity|

PRESS RELEASE: Lawyer in Maya-Achi sexual violence case in Guatemala to speak throughout the Maritimes

Photo: Plaintiffs in the Maya-Achi sexual violence case stand with lawyer Gloria Reyes of the Rabinal Legal Clinic Tatamagouche, NS (October 23, 2019) - From October 26-30th, Gloria Reyes of the Rabinal Legal Clinic will speak throughout the Maritimes about the case of 36 Maya-Achi women seeking justice for sexual [...]

2021-04-14T09:16:16-04:00October 24th, 2019|General blog, Press releases|

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|
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