The advocacy efforts of the former president of the Central Bank of Ecuador, Pedro Delgado, who is also cousin of the president, Rafael Correa, were abruptly stopped after the National Court of Justice did not give way to the clarification request for the former official.
The clarification request was filed on April 30, this raised the gaps in the Court’s order, so the Specialized Criminal chamber of the Court responded that “the resolution adopted is clear and it is consistent with the constitutional and legal budgets governing the criminal proceedings, therefore, at the absence of anything obscure in the disputed decision, the clarification requested is denied for being unlawful.”
According to Juan Carlos Carmigniani, Delgado’s attorney, “what the Court has done is to evade a series of questions that we have made.” Therefore they’ll present on the upcoming Monday a request for reconsideration because the prison warrant “has no motives or grounds.”
Carmigniani did not rule out that within the case, facts might arise that threaten the constitutional rights of his client, who is in Miami since December of last year. The Ecuadorian law said that the extradition of a citizen could be requested when there is a final conviction or if a preventive detention order exists, said the defender.