Yesterday, the Ecuadorian president, Rafael Correa, announced yesterday that he prosecuted criminally Assemblyman Cléver Jiménez (PK) and his advisor Fernando Villavicencio, for the crime of illegally intercepted disclosure documents.
Computers seized last week, will have to be checked to to determine if there are assumptions ‘hacked’ mails from President Rafael Correa and his legal adviser, Alexis Mera.
The political decision to raise a criminal case against Jimenez and Villavicencio, was presented by the same Mera, who claimed that former Assemblyman Pachakutik must pay for the crime. Correa said that it won’t be be necessary to lift his parliamentary immunity, due it was already withdrawn, for another case.
Jiménez insisted that no offense has been committed, since he did not ‘hacked’ accounts and ensures that the mails were delivered to him anonymously or just came to his office.
Julio Sarango, Jimenez’s lawyer, confirmed that He confirmed that the raid on his client violated the due process and the right to defense, as they were not previously announced. Sarango said they will raise a complaint of malfeasance against Cecilia Armas, deputy prosecutor and Jorgex Blum, national judge.