This material belongs to: abc News.
Commission head Ivan Velasquez said the aim of their removal was “to affect the investigations” that have netted high-ranking politicians and their relatives.
The U.N. panel and local prosecutors are popular among Guatemalans for taking on corruption and bringing down former President Otto Perez Molina.
The commission has also investigated President Jimmy Morales for illegal campaign financing. Morales tried to expel Velasquez in August, but the country’s top court blocked that order.