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Guatemala: Supreme Court demands that Sandoval's removal be explained


The Guatemalan Supreme Court ordered Attorney General María Consuelo Porras to explain the removal of Juan Francisco Sandoval.

Protests in Guatemala after dismissal of prosecutor 4:05

(CNN Spanish) -

The Supreme Court of Justice of Guatemala this Friday ordered Attorney General María Consuelo Porras to deliver a detailed report to explain the decision to dismiss the former head of the Special Prosecutor Against Impunity (FECI), Juan Francisco Sandoval.

The Court's order is in response to a request for protection filed by various opposition deputies on July 24, a day after Sandoval's dismissal.

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The legislators requested the annulment of the decision of the attorney general and that he be reinstated as head of the FECI.

The Court set a period of 48 hours for Porras to present the report.

Juan Luis Pantaleón, spokesman for the Public Ministry, told CNN that the investigating body has been notified of the Supreme Court's decision and that they will send the report on the arguments that led the attorney general to dismiss the now former head of the FECI.

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Samuel Pérez, one of the deputies who signed the amparo, told CNN that the Supreme Court received the document for processing, adding that he hopes the Court will rule in his favor and order Porras to reinstate Juan Francisco Sandoval.


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Sandoval was removed from office on July 23.

The dismissal has generated the rejection of several countries, including the United States, as well as protests in the country.

Source: cnnespanol

All news articles on 2021-07-31

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