Former Guatemalan Army Colonel Esteelmer Reyes Giron (L) and ex-military commissioner Heriberto Valdez stand handcuffed in a cage after the verdict was given in the Sepur Zarco case in Guatemala City, Guatemala, Feb. 26, 2016. REUTERS/Josue Decavele
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A Guatemalan court has sentenced two former soldiers to 120 and 240 years of prison for subjecting at least 15 indigenous women to sexual slavery and other crimes during the country's civil war.Following a trial which lasted nearly a month, the judge handed a 120-year sentence to retired colonel Esteelmer Reyes, 59, for crimes against humanity in relation to enslavement between 1982 and 1983 and the murder of a woman and her two daughters.He was handed 30 years for the slavery charge and 90 years for the murder. At the time, Reyes headed a military outpost at Sepur Zarco in the northeastern Guatemala.
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