U.S. Court Denies Access to Records of Violence in Guatemala
Chief Judge David B. Sentelle, and two other judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia have ruled that the government does not have to release records relating to the violence that a group of individuals or their loved ones suffered in Guatemala in the 1970s and 1980s, a period during which the U.S. government supported the Guatemalan military dictatorship while it engaged in lethal acts against its own citizens. The decision came on May 8 after more than a year of deliberations.
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