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Integrity of Guatemala courts on the line

Court drops case against General Efrain Rios Montt on genocide charges after judges battle to reach consensus.

Last Modified: 20 Apr 2013 15:36
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Protests have broken out in Guatemala after judges dismissed the genocide case against former dictator Efrain Rios Montt.

He is charged for war crimes carried out during the 1980s.

The case has been thrown into chaos because of contradictory court rulings.

One of the country’s leading champions of human rights says that the integrity of the entire legal system is on the line.

Al Jazeera's Rachel Levin reports from Guatemala City.

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