We Did It! A Victory for VAWA
Guatemala's ex-president, General Efraín Rios Montt, was found guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity. This is the first time a former head of state has been found guilty of genocide in the courts of his own country.
After weeks of intense negotiations at the UN Conference, including a bitter roadblock put up by Iran, Syria and North Korea, a final treaty was adopted!
The Maryland House of Delegates followed the lead of the state Senate and passed the death penalty repeal bill making Maryland the 18th state to abandon capital punishment, and the 6th state in 6 years to join the abolition club.