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Guatemala: Scrapping genocide trial would strengthen impunity

Headline Title:  Guatemala: Scrapping genocide trial would strengthen impunity 19 April 2013 The decision to annul the Guatemalan genocide trial of Generals Ríos Montt and Rodríguez Sánchez must be overturned urgently or risk strengthening impunity and weakening the rule of law, Amnesty International said today. According to Guatemalan law, the decision will stand unless it can be reversed in the next 10 days. “This trial represented a hope of justice for victims of crimes against humanity and crimes under international law in Guatemala,” said Sebastian Elgueta, researcher on Guatemala…

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