From August to date, the computer base of the Bureau of Truth and Justice of the Council of the Transitional Judiciary registered 1,435 complaints of political persecution, during the 10 years of Rafael Correa’s government.
Paúl Jácome, president of the Bureau, indicated that out of the total of 300 cases, they have complete technical information and that 1,135 complaints are in the process of uploading the information, in a second phase.
According to official data, of the 300, Pichincha (200), Loja (20) and Guayas (18) are the provinces that report the most complaints. The announcement was made this Monday, November 5, at the beginning of the public hearings of cases of political persecution registered in the previous administration.
The political activist Fernando Villavicencio was the first to attend the hearings, which are held in the Faculty of Jurisprudence of the Central University, where he denounced the nine trials for which he was investigated.
During the day the testimonies of Cléver Jiménez, Carlos Figuero, were received. Also, of the case of the 10 of Luluncoto, with Marcelo Rivera, the environmental case Intag, 30-S, the three of Cotopaxi, Juan Carlos Calderón, the case of Big Brother, Fidel Araujo and the Valdivia case.
During the next week, from 12 to 15, more hearings will be held. Angelica Porras, member of the Council of the Transitional Judiciary, mentioned that at the end of November they would have the first draft of the report, while they will present the final report until December.
About the public hearings Porras said that the objective is to enrich the investigations. Fernando Villavicencio announced that he will file a criminal complaint against Rafael Correa, Alexis Mera, Jorge Glas, Galo Chiriboga and others who allegedly participated in the illegal search of his house for qualified robbery. (I)