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Guatemala ex-soldiers sentenced to 6,060 years in prison for massacre at Dos Erres

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Carlos Antonio Carias Lopez gestures after being sentenced to 6,060 years in prison on Tuesday, August 02 in Guatemala City. Carias Lopez was sentenced for the murder of 252 farmers in 1982, the killing was one of bloodiest slaughters during the 1960-96 civil war and ocurred in the Dos Erres village, Guatemala.

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Cristina Alfaro Mejia, whose husband and daughter were killed by soldiers during a massacre in the community of Dos Erres in 1982, holds a rose while waiting to the sentence in Guatemala City, Tuesday.

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Relatives of people killed by soldiers during a massacre in the community of Dos Erres in 1982, celebrate at the end of a trial in Guatemala City, Tuesday.

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A woman reacts after hearing the sentence of four former soldiers convicted of war crimes at the Supreme Court in Guatemala City, Tuesday.

 

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Guatemala on Tuesday sentenced four soldiers to 6,060 years of prison each, in the first conviction for a massacre during the country's brutal 36-year civil war. Read the full story.