Four former soldiers have been sentenced to more than 6,000 years each for the 1982 Guatemalan massacre that occurred during the country’s 36-year civil war that lasted from 1960 to 1996.
Three of the men sentenced in the Guatemalan court, Manuel Pop Sun, Reyes Collin Gualip and Daniel Martinez, were once members of the Guatemalan military’s elite Kaibil unit, and were sentenced to 6,060 years each. The fourth man, Carlos Antonio Carias, was an army second lieutenant sentenced to 6,066 years.
The four men were convicted of killing 201 men, women, and children. They each received 30 years for each death, and an additional 30 years for crimes against humanity. Carias was given an extra 6 years for stealing some of the victims’ belongings.