2013-04-18. On day 20, the Genocide Trial is Abruptly Cancelled.
Guatemala City, Guatemala.
April 18, 2013.
Events took a wild turn on the twentieth day of the genocide trial against former de facto dictator Efraín Ríos Montt and former Intelligence Director José Mauricio Rodriguez Sanchez. First, the defense lawyers abruptly walked out in protest to Judge Jazmin Barrios’ denial for a postponement. Afterwards, during a special afternoon session, Judge Carol Flores, presiding a high risk courtroom, declared invalid all testimonies until now – basically nullifying the historic case. Following are images from the courtroom today.
Versión en español aquí.