Guatemala ex-police chief found guilty of Spanish embassy attack

Guatemalan court has sentenced a former police official to 90 years in prison for the killings of 37 people

Guatemala ex-police chief found guilty of Spanish embassy attack

World Bulletin / News Desk

A Guatemalan court on Monday found Pedro Garcia Arredondo, a former police chief, guilty of ordering the 1980 attack on the Spanish embassy in Guatemala City in which 37 people died, sentencing him to 40 years in prison.

Garcia Arredondo, who was a police head during one of the most intense periods of the Central American country's civil war, was also sentenced to 50 years in prison for the murder of two students.

A group of rural activists took over the Spanish embassy in January 1980 in protest against government repression, 37 people died after the police raid resulted in a fire.

Last Mod: 20 Ocak 2015, 09:32
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