The landmark ruling made Pedro Garcia the highest ranking police official to be sentenced for war crimes in Guatemala and was the latest in a string of cases the government has initiated against former officials.Sorry, I was away at the beach for a few days and am just catching up on the news.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Former Guatemalan police chief found guilty
In a follow-up to last week's story on the trial of former Guatemala police chief Pedro García Arredondo, he has been found guilty of crimes against humanity and the forced disappearance of university student Edgar Saenz Calito in 1981. Garcia was sentenced to seventy years in jail.