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    GUATEMALA CITY, GUATEMALA

    Four men accused of being members of a left-wing Guatemala guerrilla group were executed at dawn on September 17 in the Guatemala City general cemetary.

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    1. GV EXTERIOR General Cemetery of Guatemala City with police and people gathered at gates 0.05
    2. SV Wife of one of the executed men with her baby and small child talking to reporters and crying (SPANISH SOT) 0.17
    3. SV & GV Security searching officials as they enter the gates of the cemetery (2 shots) 0.41
    4. GV & SVs Wives and children crying wailing outside gates as security forces watch from the other side (3 shots) 1.37
    5. GV & SV Armoured personnel carrier comes out of gates followed by ambulance with covered bodies in the back (2 shots) 2.11
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    Background: GUATEMALA CITY, GUATEMALA

    Four men accused of being members of a left-wing Guatemala guerrilla group were executed at dawn on September 17 in the Guatemala City general cemetary. The capital's oldest cemetary, which houses ornate mausoleums of several former presidents, was surrounded by troops and tanks to guard against possible guerrilla attack. The wives and children of the condemned men shed tears of grief and cried out desperately as they waited with a crowd of 300 people outside the cemetary gates. The four men Julio Hernandez, Jaime de la Rosa, Marcelino Marroquin and Julio Cesar Vasquez, convicted the day before by a special tribunal of murder, robbery and threatening state security, were executed out by the military government of President Effrain Rios Montt in its campaign to crush the leftist guerrilla movement.

    Source: REUTERS - ERICO ZAS CANO

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    Film ID:
    VLVADI5S24O1I79256F16MPXUF4PJ
    Media URN:
    VLVADI5S24O1I79256F16MPXUF4PJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/09/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:11:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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