The politician Fernando Balda announced this morning that he hired legal services in Colombia for the actions that he will promote in that country for crimes that he believes stem from the kidnapping and subsequent deportation of those he was subjected to in 2012 in Bogotá.
The legal study of Abelardo de la Espriella will be the one that coordinates from Colombia the actions that the Ecuadorian decides to adopt in conjunction with his attorney Felipe Rodríguez.
Due to the simple attenuated kidnapping that Balda lived in Bogotá on August 13, 2012, the Colombian justice sentenced four people to five years in prison in 2015.
Through a press bulletin, Balda said that the deportation he suffered had the complicity of the still president of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos. In addition, he explained that his kidnapping caused the violation of the sovereignty of Colombian territory, as the illegal act involved Ecuadorian agents Raúl Chicaiza, Jessica Falcón and Jorge Espinosa.
Balda concluded his statement saying: “Now we go for Santos,” apparently referring to the Colombian president.
In Ecuador, the process that investigates the kidnapping of Fernando Balda maintains six people prosecuted, among them, the former president of the Republic, Rafael Correa, and the former National Secretary of Intelligence (Senain), Pablo Romero. Chicaiza, Falcón and Espinosa are also part of the processed list.
By September 18, the trial preparatory hearing has been defined in this case that investigates the crimes of illicit association and plagiarism, but before that a hearing must be held in the National Court of Justice to decide the challenge that Correa’s defense filed against the Judge of the case, Daniella Camacho. (I)