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October 25, 2013 5:15 PM

New court ruling another obstacle in genocide prosecution of Guatemala’s Rios Montt

The human rights prosecution of former Guatemalan dictator Jose Efrain Rios Montt, whose brutal rule in the early 1980s saw the deaths of tens of thousands of the country’s indigenous people, has hit another obstacle, with one of the country’s two high courts saying the retired general may be entitled to amnesty.

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