The Ecuadorian president, Rafael Correa will not testify at the hearing against the former director of the National Police Hospital, Officer Cesar Carrion, by decision of the defense.
Carrion’s defense, that is currently in the stage of presenting evidence, witnesses withdrew their belt, which can no longer give his version before the judges. However, through the prosecutor Luis Enriquez, Correa asked the Court to receive his written sworn testimony about the case Carrión.
Hugo Sierra, president of the court, refused to read the written testimony despite the privileges the law gives to President Correa because of his high command in the country. The president of the court neither included in the process the written report submitted by Gustavo Jalkh current presidential advisor (Minister of Interior when it happened about the 30-S).
The judge rejected the test reading, arguing that testimonies help to uncover the truth when witnesses answer the questions of the attorneys of the parties and the Attorney General.
In the afternoon, a bomb threat forced Sierra to suspend the hearing, and they proceeded to evict the people of the court.