Witness to a War Crimes Trial: My Heart is Sepur Zarco

Reichard, Lawrence

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Date Written:  29/03/2016
Year Published:  2016  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX19109

A frail, elderly woman, covered from head to toe in bright, colorful clothing approaches the witness chair. Her face is almost entirely covered. She is no more than five feet tall, and under all that clothing she can't weigh more than 100 pounds. She sits next to her translator. She speaks only Q’eqchi, one of Guatemala’s 24 officially recognized languages – no Spanish.
The witness speaks quietly into a microphone, and her testimony is harrowing.

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