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    Guatemala court finds former dictator guilty of genocide

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    by euronews (in English)

    Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt has been found guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity. He's been sentenced to 80 years in prison.

    Rios Montt has been convicted of ordering the deaths of over 1700 members of a Mayan ethnic group during his time in office in the early 1980s.

    Family and supporters of the of the victims cheered when the sentence was handed down.