Developments in Guatemala trial of Rios Montt

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Guatemala's former dictator Jose Efrain Rios Montt sits in the courtroom before the judge reads the verdict during his genocide trial in Guatemala City, Friday, May 10, 2013. The Guatemalan court convicted Rios Montt on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity, sentencing him to 80 years in prison. The 86-year-old former general is the first former Latin American leader ever found guilty of such a charge. The war between the government and leftist rebels cost more than 200,000 lives and ended in peace accords in 1996. (AP Photo/Moises Castilo)GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — In 1999: Guatemalan non-governmental organization Association for Justice and Reconciliation files a complaint against army officials, including former Gen. Efrain Rios Montt, saying they're responsible for killings of thousands of Ixil Mayans during country's 36-year civil war. Victims try for years without success to get courts to act against military officers.

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