Survivor of attack on Mayan village testifies at genocide trial

A survivor of a massacre at a Mayan village in Guatemala testified at the genocide trial of former president and dictator Efrain Rios Montt.

Nicolas Brito watched as his village was attacked in 1982. He said soldiers attacked and killed women and set houses on fire.

“The soldiers tore the victims’ hearts out and put them on a little table, they piled them there," Brito told the court through an interpreter, according to the Associated Press reported.

Montt faces charges of genocide and crimes against humanity. He is accused of being responsible for the murders of 1,771 people at Mayan villages in 1982 and 1983.

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