The Inspection Commission begins today to receive the evidence of charge and defense in the political trial against the president of the Judicial Council, Gustavo Jalkh, and the members of the body, accused of failing to perform their duties.
He added that there are almost 18 files submitted regarding the performance of the Judicial Council in cases of inexcusable error; as well as the “letters of threats from Alexis Mera (former legal secretary of the Presidency) to the judges of Portoviejo,” he said.
Tello explained that unlike the Council of Transitional Participation, which is also evaluating the Judicial Council, the Assembly will make a political assessment.
He said that between the two legislators presented some 40 documentary evidence that give arguments for the declaration of non-compliance of functions; and there are also requests for documentary evidence and appearances, including that of Alexis Mera.
According to the call, the Commission will receive in general commission, also today, Alexis Mera, Hernan Ulloa, Pablo Cordero, Sonia Quezada, Jorge Rodriguez and a representative of Human Rights Watch.
The Inspection Commission notified the trial to nine members, principals and alternates: Gustavo Jalkh, Néstor Arbito, Ana Peralta, Alejandro Subía, Rosa Jiménez, Marco Antonio Maldonado, María América Dávalos, Carlos Delgado Alonzo and Glenda Calvas.
Each of the members of the Judicial Council must disprove the accusations; and the minutes of the resolutions taken by the Council in the competitions of judges and prosecutors were requested.
Once this hearing is concluded, a date and time will be set to call the Council members addressed. (I)