IACHR requests the Government of Ecuador to “ensure the safety of the Ecuadorian citizen and online user”
The Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) urged the Ecuadorian government to “ensure the safety of the Ecuadorian citizen and online user Crudo Ecuador” on the Internet.
The Office of the Special Rapporteur of the IACHR, based in Washington, expressed on February 25 its concern about the situation of the citizen (Crudo Ecuador) who, on an anonymous basis, published satirical images and reviews of various persons, including politicians.
In a press release, it stated: “The Office of the Special Rapporteur urges the authorities of Ecuador to consider the consequences that stigmatizing statements made by government officials might have on the lives and safety of persons and to act promptly to ensure the safety of the user “Crudo Ecuador.”
The Office of the Special rapporteur urged “the authorities of Ecuador to investigate the threats that are being reported by Crudo Ecuador.”