Lawyer of ex-dic­ta­tor Rios Montt slain in Gu­atemala

The China Post - - INTERNATIONAL -

Uniden­ti­fied gun­men on Wed­nes­day shot dead an at­tor­ney for Gu­atemala’s for­mer dic­ta­tor Efrain Rios Montt, who has been charged with geno­cide dur­ing the Cen­tral Amer­i­can na­tion’s civil war, au­thor­i­ties said.

Fran­cisco Palomo was driv­ing in his car when gun­men un­loaded a hail of bul­lets, strik­ing him at least 12 times, and killing him in broad day­light in a busy com­mer­cial area of Gu­atemala City, said fire­fight­ers spokesman Raul Her­nan­dez.

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