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Guatemala: Justice for Sepur Zarco sex slavery victims - News from Al Jazeera

10.3.17

Guatemala: Justice for Sepur Zarco sex slavery victims - News from Al Jazeera: Looking up at the panel of judges in Guatemala's Supreme Court, she continued: "After all the damage they did to us will things remain as they are? Or will there be justice?"

The 75-year-old is one of 15 Mayan Q'eqchi women from Sepur Zarco in Guatemala who demanded justice for the sexual violence, sexual slavery and domestic slavery perpetrated against them 34 years ago by the Guatemalan military.

Last Friday, those women finally got to hear what the law had to say about what had happened to them: the two accused - former members of the military - received sentences totalling 360 years imprisonment.

When the sentence was announced, supporters who had lined the courtroom for the month-long public trial erupted into chants of "justice".


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