May 10: Commemorating the One-Year Anniversary of the Genocide Sentence

(Información de los eventos está disponible abajo en español)

On May 10, people around the world will commemorate the one-year anniversary of the conviction of Ríos Montt for genocide perpetuated against the Maya Ixil people during Guatemala’s internal armed conflict. The sentence was delivered by Judge Yassmín Barrios, of the High Risk Crimes Court “A”, and convicted Montt to 80 years in prison for genocide and war crimes.


Individuals around the world are expressing solidarity with genocide survivors by taking part in an initiative, originally proposed by Dr. Marta Elena Casaús Arzú, to share parts of the genocide sentence via social media. Phrases from the sentence can be emphasized and shared via text, drawings, poems, or recorded audio or video. Follow the campaign using the hashtags #GenocideSentenceGT, #sentenciaporgenocidio, #YesItWasGenocide, and #Sihubogenocidio.

More information about the action is available here via NISGUA:
In English | In Spanish

Individuos alrededor del mundo están expresando su solidaridad con los sobrevivientes del genocidio al participar en una iniciativa, propuesta originalmente por el Dr. Marta Elena Casaús Arzú, para compartir segmentos de la condena por genocidio a través de los redes sociales. Las frases pueden ser compartidas a través de texto, dibujos, poemas, o ser grabadas en audio o video. Siga la campaña usando los hashtags: #GenocideSentenceGT, #sentenciaporgenocidio, #YesItWasGenocide, y #Sihubogenocidio.

Más información aquí via NISGUA:
en ingles | en español


5/9/2014 (Viernes, 9 de mayo):
Seminar: “Dignifying the truth of the people.” National and international experts will participate in this day-long conference, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, at the University Paraninfo.

Seminario: “Dignificando la verdad de los pueblos”. Participaran expertos nacionales e internacionales, de 8:00 a 17:00 horas en el Paraninfo Universitario.

5/10/2014 (Sábado, 10 de mayo):
During this festival to celebrate life and dignify the people´s truth, various national artists will share their music. The festival will take place from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm in Guatemala City’s central park.

Festival Celebrando la vida. Dignificando la verdad de los pueblos. Varios artistas nacionales compartirán su música de 13:00 a 19:00 horas, en el parque central de la ciudad de Guatemala.


5/9/2014 (Viernes 9 de mayo):
Round Table: Genocide and Impunity in Guatemala. Experts from Mexico and Guatemala will participate in this event about the historic genocide sentence. The event will take place at 11 am in the Mtro. José Luis Ceceña room at the Institute of Economic Research – UNAM.

Mesa Redonda: Genocidio e impunidad en Guatemala. A un año de la histórica sentencia al genocida Ríos Montt. 11 horas, en la sala Mtro. José Luis Ceceña, del Instituto de Investigaciones Económicas-UNAM. con la participación de expertos de México y Guatemala.


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