Guatemala | Guernica 37
Guernica 37 investigated incidents of mass torture and sexual violence against the Ixil Maya community and presented the evidence collected before the Spanish National Court in accordance with the principle of Universal Jurisdiction. These investigations contributed to the conviction of the former Guatemalan dictator Efraín Ríos Montt for his responsibility on the Mayan genocide and other criminal acts of torture, enforced disappearances, state terrorism and crimes against humanity. Ríos Montt was sentenced to 80 years imprisonment in the first judgement that officially acknowledged the Mayan genocide.
Culpable, sí. ¡Y además por Genocidio!:
The courts of Spain have already tried human rights violators from Chile and Argentina. Those responsible for torturing, imprisoning and killing 200,000 Mayans during Guatemala's thirty-six-year civil war may be next.
The Guatemalan Genocide Case in Spain
Almudena Bernabéu es una abogada española especialista en procesar a acusados por delitos de lesa humanidad. Formó parte de investigaciones como la que logró prisión para el dictador chileno Augusto Pinochet o la que dio con uno de los culpables de los “vuelos de la muerte” en Argentina