Posted On 26 Nov 2015
The former head of the Joint Command of the Armed Forces, General Ernesto Gonzalez, last night rejected the criticism of President Rafael Correa against the military high command assistance last November 9 in the process for alleged crimes against humanity in the country.
“We can not agree that the president brands the military high command as mediocre for attending this hearing at the National Court and the fact that he did this in a public ceremony of another institution of state security,” said Gonzalez last night in the Ecuavisa newscast.
The presence of the leadership of the Armed Forces and military officers in passive service caused astonishment in one of the rooms of the National Court of Justice during the first proceeding for alleged crimes against humanity in the country. They came to support the former military Manuel A., Nelson E., Guillermo R., Juan V. and Mario A. and other former policemen accused by Luis Vaca, Susana Cajas and Javier Jarrin, members of the disappeared guerrilla group Alfaro Vive Carajo (AVC), of having arrested and tortured them in 1985 for acts of subversion.