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Guatemala's Montt guilty of genocide

Rios Montt, a former military leader in Guatemala, has been found guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity and sentenced to 80 years in prison.

The Guatemalan general who led the country through the bloodiest period of its long civil war, Efrain Rios Montt, has been jailed for 80 years for genocide and crimes against humanity in the early 1980s.

The judge said violence, rape and starvation had been used as weapons of war against indigenous communities suspected of aiding left-wing guerrillas.

Will Grant reports.