Guatemala ex-police official convicted, sentenced to 90 years, in 1980 embassy siege

January 20, 2015 4:45 AM

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Guatemala ex-police official convicted, sentenced to 90 years, in 1980 embassy siege

Indigenous women from the Ixil and Quiche ethnic groups arrive for the trial of former police officer Pedro Garcia Arredondo in Guatemala City, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. Arredondo was found guilty for the murder of 37 people who died in the 1980 attack and burning of Spain's embassy in Guatemala. According to testimony during the trial, civilians broke into the embassy on Jan. 31, 1980 to denounce alleged atrocities by the army in their communities during Guatemala's civil war. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo) (The Associated Press)

Rigoberta Menchu, a Nobel Peace prize winner, listens as the judge reads the verdict for former police officer Pedro Garcia Arredondo who was found guilty of murder and sentenced to 90 years in prison in Guatemala City, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. Arredondo was found guilty for the murder of 37 people wh...

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