NISGUA continues live coverage of the trial in Guatemala of Efraín Rios Montt and Mauricio Rodríguez Sánchez for genocide and crimes against humanity.
Yesterday I was very happy because we were close to having the sentence. Unfortunately, the Courts of Justice have stomped on the constitution. They change the laws to fit their needs; they do whatever they want with them, whatever they crave. But right now I feel excited because the lawyers are not saying that we will stop here. We have to move forward with the struggle until the end. This is not going to be just half way finished.-Former AJR board member
For me it was difficult because this situation should not take place in court. They are judges that know the law and they are violating our rights as victims. They are trying to invalidate everything we are presenting, the evidence and the entire phase that we have already gone through, as if they do not appreciate anything we have presented. But I think that the judge is playing a dirty game. It is illegal and she does not have legal arguments. The decision was illegal.