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Ríos Montt Guilty of Genocide: Are Guatemalan President Pérez Molina, U.S. Officials Next?

Ríos Montt Guilty of Genocide: Are Guatemalan President Pérez Molina, U.S. Officials Next?


Ríos Montt Guilty of Genocide: Are Guatemalan President Pérez Molina, U.S. Officials Next?
By Democracy Now! - Video and Transcript
May 13, 2013 "Information Clearing House" -"Democracy Now!" - In a historic verdict, former U.S.-backed Guatemalan dictator Efraín Ríos Montt has been sentenced to 80 years in prison after being found guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity. Ríos Montt was convicted of overseeing the slaughter of more than 1,700 people in Guatemala’s Ixil region after seizing power in 1982. The ruling marks the first time a former head of state had been found guilty of genocide in his own country. .....

Syrian Rebel Commander Cuts Organs Out of Assad Soldier’s Body and Eats Them « Antiwar.com Blog

Syrian Rebel Commander Cuts Organs Out of Assad Soldier’s Body and Eats Them « Antiwar.com Blog


Aryn Baker at TIME reports on a video out of Syria depicting the savagery of rebel commander Khalid al-Hamad: The video starts out like so many of the dozens coming out of the war in Syria every day, with the camera hovering over the body of a dead Syrian soldier. But the next frame makes it clear why this video, smuggled out of the city of Homs and into Lebanon with a rebel fighter, and obtained by TIME in April, is particularly shocking. In the video a man who is believed to be a rebel commander named Khalid al-Hamad, who goes by the nom de guerre Abu Sakkar, bends .......