Former President on War Crimes charges

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Grahame Russel is a Canadian lawyer who works with Rights Action ( He was in Guatemala as an observer for the trial of Rios Efrain Montt who is accused of being responsible for the genocide of over 100 thousand Mayan indigenous people during his term as President in the early 1980s. Grahame makes the point that this is a ground breaking trial as it implicates the current President of Guatemala who was a major in the Guatemalan Armed Forces at the time the human rights abuses and the genocide was peaking. Alan Nairn, a journalist who filmed current President Otto Perez Molina gloating over the bodies of villagers suspected of being supporters of the guerilla forces was blocked from presenting evidence at the trial. (
Direct download: rec_grahame.russell_26_May_2013.mp3
Category:Latin Radical -- posted at: 1:20 AM


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