Genocide ruling still rankles Guatemalans

Relatives of massacred Mayans dismayed by annulment of conviction of ex-president, who was found guilty a year ago.

    Almost 2,000 Ixil Mayans were massacred during Guatemala's 1960-1996 civil war.

    Last year, former President General Efrain Rios Montt was found guilty of genocide for his role in those deaths.

    But that conviction was later overturned, much to the dismay of the victims' relatives.

    Al Jazeera's David Mercer has more from Guatemala City.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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