Sergio Morales, Guatemala's human rights ombudsman, pauses ...
Mar 27th, 2009
(Reuters) - Sergio Morales, Guatemala's human rights ombudsman, pauses during a news conference in Guatemala City March 26, 2009. On Wednesday, Morales' wife Gladys Monterroso was kidnapped and beaten, which authorities link to Morales' involvement in the recent opening of police files dating back to Guatemala's 1960-1996 civil war. Morales had opened the first report on Tuesday on the contents of millions of documents that could implicate hundreds of former officers accused of killing students and leftists during the 36-year conflict. REUTERS/Doriam Morales (GUATEMALA POLITICS CONFLICT SOCIETY) -
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