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9.1.16

Guatemala: ex-officers arrested in 'disappearances' | World War 4 Report: Guatemalan media broadcast images of the former officials in handcuffs, some of them in tears, as they were led away to a military prison. Lucas García is accused of participating in at least 558 "forced disappearances." Other charges against the men include involvement in the 1982 massacre at Plan de Sánchez, Baja Verapaz department, in which soldiers and paramilitary troops tortured, sexually abused and killed local residents. Lucas García struck a defiant tone, telling reporters: "I fought the guerilla face-to-face, arm-against-arm, and not as a coward or a psychopath."


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