By Justice Hub
There were high expectations for the retrial of Guatemala’s former military ruler Efrain Rios Montt on charges of genocide, which began on Monday. But it was suspended soon after it began. The court agreed with the defence that one of the judges was not impartial.
The 88-year-old was wheeled into court on a stretcher, with his lawyer saying he was suffering from poor health.
He had been found guilty in 2013 of ordering a series of massacres of indigenous people in the early 1980s, but his conviction was later overturned on a technicality.
General Rios Montt is the first former head of state to face genocide charges in his own country.