Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Sexual Violence at Genocide Trial

Judge Jasmín Barrios said the sexual violence session of the Rios Montt genocide trial today must be public, but that it was permissible for witnesses to cover their faces. All so far have done so, except for the one male witness, Pedro Cobo, who had gone down to the riverbank the day soldiers killed villagers to look for his parents, brothers and sisters. "My mother was nude," he said. "The river was full of blood."

Seated left, former military intelligence chief, Mauricio Sanchez Rodriguez.  Seated right former president Efrain Rios Montt.  Both defendants in genocide case.

Seated at table second from right, defendant Gen. Efrain Rios Montt

Interpreter and witness
Spectators.  Front row.