EFEGuatemala City

Guatemala's Public Prosecutor's Office seeks to charge the lawyers of renowned journalist José Rubén Zamora Marroquín, who was arrested last week in a raid and who on Wednesday accused President Alejandro Giammattei of staging the case against him.

The possible charges of the Public Prosecutor's Office against Zamora Marroquín’s defence team forced the journalist to request the rescheduling of the hearing of his first statement on Wednesday to decide whether he will continue with his lawyers.

Zamora Marroquín, the director of the newspaper El Periódico, also accused the attorney general and head of the Public Prosecutor's Office, Consuelo Porras, of planning the charges against him with Giammattei and others.

"This is a montage designed, supported and executed by the president, the attorney general and other people," Marroquín told reporters at the Guatemalan judiciary's court complex.