Fredy Peccerelli of the Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation (FAFG) testifying Wednesday, April 10; Rios Montt at the defense table in the background.
I'm in Guatemala with Miles O'Brien, working on a report for the PBS NewsHour on the genocide trial of Jose Efrain Rios Montt, who ruled Guatemala from 1982-1983, and Jose Mauricio Rodriguez Sanchez, his chief of military intelligence. They are being tried here in Guatemala City for genocide and crimes against humanity.
Above and below, some stills from the video we've been shooting inside the courtroom. Follow me on Twitter and Instagram for snapshots throughout the day. And if you're interested in monitoring the trial, listen here, watch here, or follow this Twitter list I threw together.
All photos: screengrabs from video shot by Miles O'Brien.
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Former General and de facto dictator Rios Montt listens to a prosecution witness.
Ixil massacre survivors, witnesses for the prosecution, who testified earlier in the trial about their experiences during the war.
An Ixil Maya woman assists another witness from her community with "Beats by Dr. Dre" headphones supplied by the court for translation audio from Spanish to Ixil.
Rios Montt enters the courtroom with his daughter, Zury Rios, who is a prominent political and social figure here in Guatemala. Her husband is former US congressman Jerry Weller.
The in-court setup of the "Genocidio Nunca Mas" live video streamers.
There is a strong presence of armed security personnel inside the courtroom and throughout the building.
Judge Jazmin Barrios, center.
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