Ecuadorian newspaper El Comercio interviewed former judge Monica Encalada who was temporary judge in El Universo case.
Encalada left Ecuador on February 14 to settle in Colombia after uncovering a link between attorney Gutenberg Vera (Counsel for President Rafael Correa) in the judgment given by Judge Paredes against Newspaper El Universo.
“I came back in mid-March because I have to work. But I think my life is in danger yet. I went to seek injunctive at the American Commission on Human Rights. I believed it appropriate because it has delegates in Colombia,” said former judge to El Comercio.
The former judge returned to Ecuador to give alleged evidence against Gutenberg Vera. Encalada said the proof will be announced in due course.
“I met with Judge Paredes on January 30, 2012 because when you say something you have to prove it. Then I have to have a proof. I will give them in the precise time (…) Judge Paredes said he was very upset with the attitude of Gutenberg Vera because he has involved him into this problem, “he said.
Encalada said she does not want to give her version to Prosecutor Antonio Gagliardo due to the friendship that the officer has with the applicant. (FL)