Guatemala ex-leader Rios Montt faces massacre trial


Guatemala's former military leader Efrain Rios Montt is facing a second genocide trial, after a judge ruled that he could be prosecuted over the massacre of 201 villagers in 1982.

Gen Rios Montt, 85, was charged in January on separate counts of genocide and crimes against humanity.

The latest case relates to the killings at Dos Erres, one of the most brutal episodes of the 36-year civil war.

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