Efrain Rios Montt: Guatemala ex-leader tried for genocide dies

Efrain Rios Montt: Guatemala ex-leader tried for genocide dies
 

Guatemala's former military leader Efrain Rios Montt, who briefly ruled the country in the 1980s, has died at the age of 91.
In 2013, he became the first former head of state to face genocide charges in his own country.
Gen Rios Montt was accused of ordering the killing of more than 1,700 ethnic Mayans during a civil war.
The last several years of his life were spent fighting a legal battle against the allegations in court.
Gen Rios Montt seized power during a 1982 coup d'etat, in the midst of a bloody civil war in the country between the military regime and Marxist rebels.
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1 April 2018 in World News, Views: 51
Source: BBC
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