Witnesses give pre-trial testimony for Military Diary case

By | July 28th, 2014|disappeared, FAMDEGUA, military, sobrevivientes|

On July 3 and 4, four witnesses presented their testimony to the High Risk Court "B" in anticipation of the upcoming trial in the Military Diary case. Although a trial date has yet to be set, the court allowed the elderly witnesses to give their testimony, which will be admitted as evidence when procedural issues, [...]

Genocide on Trial, Day 24/25: Defense incensed and exposed, Judge moves to concluding arguments

By | May 9th, 2013|AJR, CALDH, genocide, Guatemala, history, human rights, impunity, indigenous rights, Ixil, justice, Maya, military, Rios Montt, Rodriguez Sanchez, sexual violence, solidarity, statistics, survivors, testimony|

NISGUA continues live coverage of the trial in Guatemala of Efraín Ríos Montt and José Mauricio Rodríguez Sánchez for genocide and crimes against humanity. Read our previous summaries: Day 1, 2, 3, 4/5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11-14, 12, 13/14, 15/16, 17/18, 19, 20-1, 20-2, 21, Constitutional Court decisions, trial suspension, Day 22 and our [...]

Guatemalan gov’t declares state of siege in municipalities surrounding Tahoe Escobal mine

By | May 3rd, 2013|Consulta, Guatemala, human rights, indigenous rights, Megaprojects, militarization, military, Mining, San Rafael Las Flores, state of seige, Tahoe Resources, Xinca|

During the early hours of Thursday, May 2, one day after the first anniversary of the state of siege in Santa Cruz de Barillas, Huehuetenango, the Guatemalan government declared another state of siege in four municipalities surrounding Tahoe Resources’ Escobal mine. The imposition of martial law comes less than one month after Minera San Rafael, [...]

Genocide on Trial, Days 17 & 18: AJR Responds to Efforts to Delegitimize the Trial

By | April 17th, 2013|AJR, CALDH, communique, genocide, human rights, Ixil, justice, military, Rios Montt, Rodriguez Sanchez, trial|

NISGUA continues live coverage of the trial in Guatemala of Efraín Rios Montt and Mauricio Rodríguez Sánchez for genocide and crimes against humanity. Read our previous summaries: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4/5, Day 6, Day 7, Day 8, Day 9, Day 10, Day 12, Days 13/14, Days 15/16 and full archive of ongoing live Twitter coverage.Days 17 and 18 [...]

Genocide on Trial, Days 15 & 16: Experts testify, “The Ixil social fabric was destroyed in the attack against their culture”

By | April 15th, 2013|AJR, CALDH, ECAP, genocide, Guatemala, history, human rights, impunity, indigenous rights, international law, justice, military, peace, reconciliation, Rios Montt, Rodriguez Sanchez, statistics, trial, women's rights|

NISGUA continues live coverage of the trial in Guatemala of Efraín Rios Montt and Mauricio Rodríguez Sánchez for genocide and crimes against humanity. Read our previous summaries: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4/5, Day 6, Day 7, Day 8, Day 9, Day 10, Day 12, Days 13/14 and full archive of ongoing live Twitter coverage.The proceedings on April 11, day [...]

Genocide on Trial, Days 13 & 14: Defense experts testify, “There was never intention to commit genocide”

By | April 12th, 2013|AJR, CALDH, genocide, Guatemala, human rights, impunity, indigenous rights, justice, Kaibil, military, peace, reconciliation, Rigoberta Menchu Tum, Rios Montt, Rodriguez Sanchez, trial, US embassy|

NISGUA continues live coverage of the trial in Guatemala of Efraín Ríos Montt and Mauricio Rodríguez Sánchez for genocide and crimes against humanity. Read our previous summaries: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4/5, Day 6, Day 7, Day 8, Day 9, Day 10, Day 12, Days 11-14, and full archive of ongoing live Twitter coverage.On days 13 and 14, the [...]