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PHOTOS: Remains of Exhumed Guatemalan War Victims Returned to Families

Written by Silvia Viñas On 16 December 2013 @ 10:57 am | 1 Comment

In English, Guatemala, History, Human Rights, Latin America, Photography, Photos, Quick Reads, War & Conflict

Isabela Ja (forefront) and her husband Celso Chiquin, smile after receiving the skeletal remains of their son Baldomero Chiquin Ja. Photo by James Rodriguez, used with permission. [1]

Isabela Ja (forefront) and her husband Celso Chiquin, smile after receiving the skeletal remains of their son Baldomero Chiquin Ja. Photo by James Rodriguez, used with permission.

In a new photo essay [1] on MiMundo.org [2], photojournalist James Rodríguez follows residents of Pambach, Guatemala, as they receive the skeletal remains of six wartime victims who were “taken by the army after a military incursion to the village on June 3rd, 1982, during the de facto government of Efraín Ríos Montt [3], and were never seen again.”

The victims were exhumed [4] from a mass grave in May 2012 and returned to their families on November 22, 2013.


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[1] Image: http://www.mimundo.org/2013/12/02/2013-11-wartime-victims-exhumed-from-former-military-base-return-to-pambach/

[2] MiMundo.org: http://www.mimundo.org/

[3] Efraín Ríos Montt: http://www.mimundo.org/tag/rmgt/

[4] exhumed: http://www.mimundo.org/2012/06/13/2012-05-exhumation-inside-cobans-former-military-garrison/

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