The Man Who Gets Bones To Tell a Story
Lucy Ash hears from Fredy Peccerelli, Guatemala's top forensic anthropologist, on digging up the mass grave of massacre victims
Fredy Peccerelli, the director of the Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation, has exhumed many thousands of bodies over the last 18 years. Fredy played a key role in documenting thousands of extra-judicial killings that took place during the bloody years of Guatemala's civil war.
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Picture: Forensic anthropologist Fredy Peccerelli is lowered towards a mass grave.
Picture credit: Fundación de Antropología Forense de Guatemala (FAFG)