A Landmark Trial Seeks Justice for Victims of Sexual Violence From Guatemala’s Civil War

Orsetta Bellani, Vice News (Photo: O.B.)

The eleven elderly indigenous women of Maya Q’eqchi’ origin sat silently with their shawls covering their heads as their stories of sexual torture at the hands of the military from the height of the country’s civil war were retold in a Guatemala City courtroom. At times tears welled up in the eyes of the younger woman who was translating the Spanish proceedings into their language. Continue reading…