Guatemalan war rape victims break silence in genocide trial

Anastasia Moloney writes for the Thomas Reuters Foundation: “In a courtroom in Guatemala’s capital, Guatemala City, a landmark genocide trial that has raised victims’ hopes that justice will prevail is nearing an end. Former Guatemalan dictator Jose Efrain Rios Montt – the first ex-head of state to stand trial for crimes against humanity in his own country – and his former intelligence chief Jose Mauricio Rodriguez are facing charges of genocide and crimes against humanity under Rios Montt’s 1982-1983 rule.”