Helping families of war crime victims

9 julio 2015

A team of forensic anthropologists has been working with the Forensic Anthropology Foundation of Guatemala to carry out two exhumations of graves containing victims extra judicially executed by the army during the military dictatorship in the 1980s. Their findings will add to evidence being collected by the country’s state prosecutor to bring perpetrators of war crimes to justice. Once this process is complete, it is hoped that remains of victims can be given back to families for funerals to be held.