Ex-paramilitaries stand trial for rape of 36 indigenous women during Guatemala civil war

An indigenous woman takes part in the trial against five former members of the Civil Defense Patrol (PAC) accused of raping 36 indigenous women of the Achi ethnic group between 1981 and 1985, at the Supreme Court of Justice in Guatemala City, Guatemala January 5, 2022. REUTERS/Sandra Sebastian

Five former Guatemalan paramilitaries went on trial on Wednesday on charges of raping 36 women from the indigenous Achi group from 1981 to 1985 during the Central American country’s decades-long civil war.

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SOURCE: Reuters – Reporting by Sofia Menchu; Writing by Kylie Madry; Editing by Raul Cortes and Alistair Bell

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