October 14, 2011
Guatemalan prosecutors have arrested another former army general who was allegedly involved in dozens of massacres of indigenous people during the Central American nation’s civil war.
According to Siglo21, judge Patricia Flores, ordered prison to former Gen. Mauricio Rodriguez for genocide charges and crimes against humanity. Rodriguez headed the feared G-2 military intelligence force in 1982 and 1983. A truth commission found the G-2 may have participated in as many as 71 operations against civilians.
General Hector Mario Lopez Fuentes, the first former military arrested in this case, could stand trial on genocide charges involving alleged massacres. Lopez was arrested in June and is the first person in Guatemala to face genocide charges.