Efrain Rios Montt
Came into public office by way of a coup d'etat, March 23, 1982. Creates a campaign of mass murder against Mayans. Lead a military regime documented to have been responsible for massacres, rapes, as well as acts of torture and genocide.
Judge issues warrant for his arrest in 2006, as well as other formal officials during the civil war of Guatemala.
Overthrown in yet another coup in 1983 lead by Óscar Humberto Mejía Victores, his own Defense Minister.
Runs for office again in 2003 and comes in third place. Put under house arrest a year later.
On March 19th, 2013 put on trial for crimes against humanity including the deaths of 1,771 Mayans during 1982-1983.
His rule is considered to be one of the most violent periods in war, an estimated 200,00 people died or went missing during Guatemala's 36 year conflict.
Death Count: 1,771 Mayan people
Army cadet: 1946 Brigadier-General: 1972 Head of State: 1972
"For genocide and crimes against humanity"
During the Trial
The trial began on March 19th, 2013. He is the first head of state to be put on national trial for crimes such as genocide.
Bringing Rios Montt to Justice
The video goes into detail about the people were executed, a man who was tortured for 15 days is interviewed and a mass grave is seen being excavated. The other points to this documentary include the road to Rios Montt's trial for genocide.
The section I chose begins at 3:10.
"Rios Montt and the Weight of his Actions"
Translation of Above Picture
Para el que dio
La orden de Agonía
For those who gave
The order of Agony
ask for Punishment
2) " Al Jazeera English - News ." Al Jazeera English - Live US, Europe, Middle East, Asia, Sports, Weather & Business News. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Mar. 2013. <http://www.aljazeera.com/category/person/efrain-rios-montt>.