When hundreds of Palestinians fleeing Iraq arrived at the Tanf crossing on the Syrian border in May 2006, no country in the region would accept them. The United Nations set up a tent camp in the border 'no-man's land' as a temporary solution.
On March 13, 1982, 177 women and children from the Mayan village of Rio Negro, Guatemala, were tortured, raped, and massacred by the Guatemalan army and army-led civil patrol groups. Ten year-old Jesus Tecu Osorio witnessed and survived the murders of his family and neighbors, only to be enslaved as a servant for three years in the home of one of the killers. Jesus eventually escaped and went on to win the Reebok Human Rights Award for his tireless work to bring the guilty to justice.
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