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Former Guatemala dictator granted 'special trial,' won't testify| Reuters

Aug 26, 2015    

GUATEMALA CITY A Guatemalan court ruled on Tuesday that ex-dictator Efrain Rios Montt will be given a "special trial" next year on genocide charges in which the 89-year-old will not have to testify and will not be sent to prison if convicted, due to mental incapacity. The ruling revives the hopes of those seeking a new sentence against Rios Montt two years after a historic conviction of the former strongman was thrown out on a technicality. Guatemala's forensic authority declared in July that Rios Montt was mentally unfit to be tried again on the charges that he was responsible ...

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