Las Dos Erres massacre case advances with a new trial

The following is a translation of an article originally featured in Spanish on the ACOGUATE blog. NISGUA is a member of ACOGUATE, a coalition of North American and European solidarity committees who provide international accompaniment to threatened Guatemalan human rights defenders. NISGUA observed the 2011 Dos Erres trial and continues [...]

2017-12-11T11:12:19+00:00December 12th, 2016|Dos Erres, Justice and accountability|

Plaintiffs in the Dos Erres trial denounces faulty media coverage in the trial against Ríos Montt

Former Guatemalan dictator José Efraín Ríos Montt is currently facing charges of genocide for his role as the intellectual author of the 1982 massacre that killed more than 200 people in Las Dos Erres, Petén. While he was convicted in 2013 for genocide against the Ixil people, the sentence was [...]

2017-12-11T11:13:59+00:00December 5th, 2016|Dos Erres, Justice and accountability|

Pedro Pimentel Rios To Be Tried for Murder and Crimes Against Humanity

(Photo credit: Kevin Hayes)   Guatemala – First Tribunal Judge Carol Patricia Flores found Guatemalan ex-military Pedro Pimentel Rios' defense to be without merit yesterday, ruling that the accused can be tried for mass murder and crimes against humanity in the case of Las Dos Erres.   Pimentel Rios' [...]

2017-12-13T19:22:15+00:00September 30th, 2011|Dos Erres, Justice and accountability, Uncategorized|