On June 17th 2013, 35 parliamentarians from the four political groups in the European Parliament sent a letter to the President of Guatemala on the trial of genocide urging him to:

1) ensure that victims’ rights are protected through the continuation and conclusion of the process, without undue delay and with full respect for the rights of the accused; 2) continue to take all necessary measures to ensure the safety of trial participants, including judges, lawyers and witnesses; 3) refrain from politically support positions that are clearly incompatible with Guatemala’s commitments under international law; 4) take measures to ensure that no state or private agent acts against judicial independence, and 5) keep calling the attention of the international community to observe closely this genocide trial.

Please find here the letter in Spanish: