This provision was enacted during the arraignment hearing in the “Big Brother” case, where President Rafael Correa accused the Observers of the alleged offense of perjury.
Judge Yanez accepted the request of the prosecutor Patricio Navarrete, who asked that ordering interim measures, alternatives to detention. In addition to the prohibition of leaving the country, from May 28 next, the four suppliers should be submitted to the court every 15 days.
Quishpe, Chambers, Portilla and Hidalgo are investigated after their research in the contracts between State institutions and companies allegedly linked with Fabricio Correa, brother of President Correa.
Ramiro Roman, defense counsel for the suppliers said that these orders will not give up political asylum in the embassy requested Costa Rica, United States, Panama and England. According to Roman, if a country receives the order and the government must grant safe passage to the accused leave the country. Otherwise, your customers will keep their representation in court.