Justice Denied for 30 Years: Six Reasons Guatemala Must Bring Rios Montt to Justice!

As our families come together for Thanksgiving, please remember of the countless Guatemalans who have never learned the truth about what happened to their loved ones.

November 2012 marks the 30th anniversary of General Efrain Rios Montt launching the bloodiest period of Guatemala’s civil war after seizing power in a coup.  The victims and their families are still waiting for justice.  Thankfully, some of them are finally getting their day in court as Rios Montt stands accused in the Dos Erres Massacre of 1982.

The Guatemalan government must bring Rios Montt to justice for not only Dos Erres, but all of the other massive human rights violations committed during his rule because:

Holidays will always remain painful for Guatemalans who lost loved ones during the civil war.  The Guatemalan government can make them less painful, however, by finally providing truth and justice.

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3 thoughts on “Justice Denied for 30 Years: Six Reasons Guatemala Must Bring Rios Montt to Justice!

  1. It's nice to see that someone talks about these issues sometimes! Usually ignored or presented in partial and shallow manners… So little has been said on mainstream media about Otto Perez Molina's past, not addressing the problem with the required depth! Information must be spread, as knowledge is the first step in promoting justice http://guatemalapastforpresent.weebly.com/index.h

  2. I don't think light will ever be shed on what happened back then,and maybe it's better for those families not to hear about the horrible things their loved ones went through.

  3. Sadly,I don't think these families will ever fully know what happened to their loved ones. I think many years will still pass until they will live in a state that respects their human rights and their dignity.

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