Ten blocks away, in sessions closed to all but magistrates, the Constitutional Court must decide whether the trial continues. Survivors and supporters of Ixil Maya at the center of the genocide charge demonstrated outside the Constitutional Court building to pressure magistrates inside to come to a decision, to dissipate the cloud. Many wore buttons saying, “My heart is Ixil.”
Women held up a kind of quilt made by family members to memorialize their dead and disappeared.
The Constitutional Court has until May 2 to deliver a decision on whether the trial continues, but may deliver its answer before that date.