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Guatemala: Amnesty for former dictator would give green light to genocide

Headline Title:  Guatemala: Amnesty for former dictator would give green light to genocide 24 October 2013 Reports that Guatemala may open the door to an amnesty for former President Effrain Ríos Montt would be a travesty of justice and send the country back more than a decade, said Amnesty International.Ríos Montt is facing a re-trial for genocide and crimes against humanity.“This is an alarming new development that, if confirmed, would set the country back decades. Amnesties can never be applied to genocide and crimes against humanity,” said Sebastian Elgueta, Guatemala researcher…

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