“Prosecute corrupt journalists is an attack on human rights, but it is not the Guantanamo prison … Enough!” Wrote the Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa yesterday on his Twitter account. This was one of the many reviews that made American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR).
Correa carried out the complaints four days before the meeting of states that are part of the American Commission on Human Rights, held in Guayaquil in order to discuss reforms of the entity.
Among the proposed changes for the Commission in Ecuador is the elimination of the power to issue interim measures used to protect citizens against alleged abuses of the state. “Autonomy and precautionary measures do not exist in the statute, among other ‘pearls’ of the human rights system,” was another of the critics carried out by Correa.
During his time of derogatory comments and reviews, Correa asked to read the opinion article of Jackson Diehl, published yesterday in The Washington Post, in which Diehl noted that the Commission “is in imminent danger of being dismantled” through “reforms” initiated by Ecuador, Venezuela and Nicaragua. The journalist also accuses Correa of pursuing and seeking to “destroy” the Commission due to the issued criticism against his government.