Guatemala Ex-Leader Rios Montt's Genocide Conviction Overturned

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Guatemala's former military leader Efrain Rios Montt has had his conviction for genocide and crimes against humanity overturned.

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Guatemala's former military leader Efrain Rios Montt has had his conviction for genocide and crimes against humanity overturned.
 
The constitutional court said the trial must go back to where it stood on 19 April to resolve appeals issues. On 10 May, Mr Rios Montt was convicted of ordering the deaths of 1,771 people of the Ixil Maya ethnic group during his time in office in 1982-83.
 
 
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