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History on hold for victims of Guatemalan genocide

Headline Title:  History on hold for victims of Guatemalan genocide 25 October 2013 Guatemala’s former military ruler Efraín Ríos Montt was the first in the continent to face genocide charges in court.But the historic process is now in jeopardy. According to press reports, the Central American country’s Constitutional Court is considering granting him an amnesty. The move could see him cleared of all charges and free from facing trial ever again. Amnesties are a tragedy for victims as they block truth, justice and reparation.Juan Francisco Soto knew he was watching history in the making…

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