- A year ago, Efrain Rios Montt was found guilty of genocide
- But the verdict was overturned within 10 days
- The attorney general and judge in the case have had their jobs affected
- Some say it is in retaliation for prosecuting Rios Montt
The courtroom erupted in cheers after former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt was found guilty of genocide in May 2013 for allegedly allowing massacres of more than 1,700 indigenous Ixil Mayans in the early 1980s.
Hundreds dressed in traditional ethnic "huipiles," crossed their arms over their chests in a sign of gratitude to the tribunal for being the first in the world to try a head of state for genocide in his own country's judicial system.
But the verdict would only stick for 10 days.