FoxNews on July 4, 2014, reported that a Guatemalan court has issued the first conviction of a leftist guerrilla commander for killings committed during the country’s 1960-1996 civil war. Excerpts below:
The court has sentenced Fermin Felipe Solano Barrillas to 90 years in prison for his role in the 1988 massacre of 22 pro-government farmers in the town of El Aguacate.
The court ruled on July 4 that Solano Barrillas ordered the killings.
Solano Barillas is the first rebel commander to be convicted for such crimes.