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5 Jan 2015 | News

WOLA to Observe Second Genocide Trial in Guatemala

Media Advisory

Guatemala City—Today, the Guatemalan Judiciary is set to begin new proceedings in the genocide trial, in which former dictator José Efraín Ríos Montt and his chief of intelligence Manuel Rodríguez Sánchez stand accused of genocide and crimes against humanity. The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) has closely monitored developments in the genocide case in Guatemala. WOLA Senior Fellow, Jo-Marie Burt, an expert in transitional justice, will be in Guatemala on Monday, January 5, 2015 to observe the proceedings and monitor subsequent developments.

For analysis and background information on the trial, please refer to the following articles:

•  New Genocide Trial in Guatemala?, Op-ed in the Huffington Post, Dec. 29, 2014
•  A year after genocide trial, has justice been done?, CNN, May 7, 2014
•  Guatemala may be about to oust Rios Montt prosecutor, McClatchy DC, Feb. 25, 2014
•  Latin America's Lesson for the U.S.: Prosecute the Torturers, The Nation, Dec. 12, 2014


Jo-Marie Burt
Senior Fellow, WOLA
[email protected]
Telephone in Guatemala: (502) 5596-3689