Guatemala tries former rebel leader

Ex-rebel leader indicted for war crimes during Guatemala’s 36-year civil war, which killed 200,000 people.

    The first ever trial of a rebel leader in Guatemala's civil war is under way.
     
    Previous tribunals have all focused on crimes committed by the military.

    An estimated 200,000 people were killed during Guatemala’s 36-year civil war.

    Al Jazeera's David Mercer reports.


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