The general attorney, Galo Chiriboga, defined as fraudulent the management of the Fybeca case and filed charges against thirty people including 21 police officers for whom he asked custody, for being involved in the operation that killed eight people in November 2003.
“We are accusing them of a serious human rights crime which is an extrajudicial execution forthis case has not been tried for this issue”, said the prosecutor during the diligence developed this morning at the National Court of Justice (CNJ for its spanish acronym) .
The operative about ten years ago at the pharmacy Fybeca of Alborada, in the north of Guayaquil, was led by Eduardo Gonzalez who then served as Senior Police Officer and approached the site because of an alleged assault.
After a confrontation between police officers and criminals, eight people ended dead, and three were reported missing. There was only one arrested, Seidy Falcónez Velez, who was convicted of the assault and robbery of the pharmacy and has served her sentence.
The prosecution initiated four criminal proceedings in the case. They also initiated civil actions for moral damages and an injunction to the Court of Human Rights (IACHR ). Twenty police officers were investigated and arrested for six months, but they were acquitted for lack of evidence.