Guatemala

Genocide trial reset

Print edition : June 28, 2013

Rios Montt appears in the genocide trial in Guatemala City on May 9. Photo: JORGE DAN LOPEZ/REUTERS

President Otto Perez Molina. He has denied gross violation of human rights during the civil war. Photo: JORGE DAN LOPEZ/REUTERS

March 23, 1982: General Jose Efrain Rios Montt announces the formation of a junta in Guatemala City. Photo: AP

Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchu, right, with a genocide survivor in Guatemala City. Photo: Moises Castillo/AP

Ixil Indians celebrate the verdict against Rios Montt on May 10. Photo: Luis Soto/AP

Former dictator Jose Efrain Rios Montt’s conviction for genocide is annulled by the High Court. The country’s constitutional court then upholds the annulment and orders a retrial.
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