Efrain Rios Montt


Former Guatemalan de facto President and retired General Jose Efrain... News PhotoClose-up,Court Hearing,Courthouse,Defendant,Efrain Rios Montt,Former,Genocide,Gesturing,Guatemala,Guatemala City,Horizontal,Justice - Concept,Law,Legal Trial,Mass Murder,Politics,Portrait,President,Retirement,ViolencePhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPFormer Guatemalan de facto President (1982-1983) and retired General Jose Efrain Rios Montt, gestures during a court hearing in Guatemala City on January 28, 2013. In a historic decision, a Guatemalan court announced today that Rios Montt, 86, will face trial for the genocide of indigenous peoples during his rule, becoming the first former president to be prosecuted for this crime in the country. The landmark decision marks the first time that genocide proceedings have been brought in the country over the 36-year civil war that ended in 1996, leaving an estimated 200,000 people dead, according to the UN. AFP PHOTO/Johan ORDONEZ (Photo credit should read JOHAN ORDONEZ/AFP/Getty Images)