Fernando Balda ‘respects and accepts’ the decision on former president Correa; Caupolicán Ochoa, questions it
“I respect and accept the decision of the Office of the Prosecutor and Judge Daniella Camacho, because here we are protected by the Ecuadorian State and we are respectful of authority,” said the ex-ambassador Fernando Balda on Monday afternoon, June 18, after the hearing of connection against former President Rafael Correa for plagiarism that took place in the National Court of Justice.
However, for the ex-legislator, the measure that should have been applied against Correa is pre-trial detention and requesting his capture location with Interpol.
In his opinion, if the lower and middle commands are imprisoned, the same thing must happen with the biggest head, the intellectual author, “the most dangerous of all, there is no legal equity”.
“Correa is a danger for Ecuadorian society wherever he is.” In this proceeding, Camacho criminally linked the former president to the fiscal instruction carried by the Prosecutor’s Office in the case of the kidnapping.
She made the periodic presentation of the former president every 15 days before the National Court, starting on July 2, 2018. She also accepted that Balda and his family should be protected. “We were surprised by this request decision to periodically appear here in Quito for Rafael Correa. This shows that nothing is tied here as President Lenin Moreno has said, nor under the table, “said the ex-legislator, who hopes that the former president will comply with the provisions and come to Ecuador to appear periodically as the judge dictated. Waiting to see him face to face in this process. ”
On the other hand, Caupolicán Ochoa, Rafael Correa’s lawyer, said that there was no impartiality on the part of Judge Camacho, in relation to the measure presented every 15 days, he said he would consult with He will see what decision they are going to adopt.
“We will do everything the law allows us to show that the offense of kidnapping has not been committed here and that it is imputable to Correa, it is unrelated to this infraction (…) It will be present as many times as be to clarify the things that are imputed to him, even more these badly brought of criminal order that they do not have to see in foundation of the right “, emphasized. (I)