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Rios Montt

Only one former head of state has ever to have been convicted in his own country for genocide - Guatemalan General Rios Montt, who was convicted on 10 May 2013. On 8 July 2015, however, a Guatemalan court stated that since Montt is "mentally incompetent to stand trial", his current trial must be abandoned.[1]



Page nameStartEndPerpetratorsDescription
"The Holocaust"19411945The Holocaust/PerpetratorsIn its capitalized form 'The Holocaust' has become the consensus Western term for the treatment of the Jewish populations of Germany and German occupied territories through the period of the second world war (1939-45). Its use in this format stems from about the mid-1960's (i.e. more than 20 years after the events it claims to define). It does not appear in histories or documents before that time.
Canada/GenocideCanada/Genocide/PerpetratorsA very dark chapter of Canada's history which was chanced upon and the determinedly exposed by Rev. Kevin Annett. For well over a century, Native Canadians were abused, infected with smallpox or TB, forcibly sterilised and sometimes flat out murdered in a climate of impunity. The Canadian government issued a formal apology for the episode in 2008, though it also announced that while some compensation payments would be made, the genocide would go unpunished.
Rwandan Genocide7 April 199415 July 1994Rwandan Genocide/Perpetrators
Srebrenica Massacre11 July 199513 July 1995Srebrenica Massacre/Perpetrators


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Obedience“Historically, the most terrible things - war, genocide, and slavery - have resulted not from disobedience, but from obedience.”Howard Zinn
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