Justice for the Ixil

(via Limitless Horizons Ixil on facebook)

 

“Thank you to all the Ixil witnesses who courageously raised their voices in the trial against Ríos Montt, who was convicted yesterday of genocide and crimes against humanity for atrocities in the Ixil region. We recognize that the results of the trial cannot undo what was done—the murder, torture, and rape—or the deep psychological and emotional scars among the families we work with. But it is now harder to deny what happened. It is time to repair and rebuild, hand in hand!

Please like this post to honor the resilience and courage of the witnesses and of all the Ixil people, like our local staff and the youth we work with, who are creating ripples of change for brighter futures.

(Photo Prensa Libre: Álvaro Interiano)”

For more information on the trial (thanks Danielle!):

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-17313508

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/science/jan-june13/guatemala_05-08.html

 

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