Ecuadorian former conservative politician and Fernando Balda described as “infamous news” the decision of Interpol to reject the request for the arrest of former President Rafael Correa, and said that it “lacks credibility”to the organization.
“This unfortunate news that Interpol gives us is regrettable. It seems that it is intended to discredit the Ecuadorian judicial system, but at the same time itreduces the credibility of Interpol itself, “said the politician at apress conference in Quito.
Balda,who was the object of a frustrated kidnapping in 2012 in Colombia, and responsible for the opening in Ecuador of a case that leads to Correa’s trial,said that the Interpol resolution only “favors a fugitive from justice tolook like a political persecutor. “
“We do not doubt that there have been influences to Interpol outside the framework of legality,” he said in an analysis of the decision.
Interpol today notified the Ecuadorian National Court of Justice that “itsuppresses the data of the Ecuadorian citizen Rafael Correa Delgado, after examining the elements concerning his legal situation.”
After months of waiting, he argued that “the retention of data” in thei nformation system of the agency “was not compatible with the obligation(…) to ensure effective cooperation between police authorities within the framework of respect for the Universal Declaration of Rights Human “, aprecept found in article 2 of its statutes.
Balda considered that the failure to obtain the arrest warrant is also the fault of”the diplomatic corps of Ecuador, from the Foreign Ministry to its diplomats in France,” which “fell short of the scope ofCoronism.”
“Correismo has been allowed to hit a hard blow against the country’s institutionality and the credibility of the Ecuadorian judicial system,” he concluded, saying that if he has to go to France to defend the cause, he will do so. (I)