Juvenile offenders face sentences of up to eight years
Assemblymen of the regime commented yesterday, “we did well,” referring to the meeting, of nearly five hours with the dome of Alianza PAIS (AP), along with the leader of the regime, Rafael Correa. During the meeting they discussed ten critical issues of the new penal code on which consensus was not achieved within the block.
The issue of concern to the officials was the penalties for juvenile offenders, as the leader of the regime insisted to the end of his Saturday broadcast for tougher penalties.
Mauro Andino, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, along with the AP coordinator block, Fausto Cayambe, reported that President Correa accepted the decision of “institutional care,” of more than two years of follow-up in adolescents over 16 years who have committed heinous crimes such as murder, kidnapping, rape and more.
During the meeting it was agreed to impose a maximum of 180 days for special examinations of the Comptroller of processes for embezzlement. For terrorism, drug trafficking and money laundering the seizure of property is allowed through the judgment of first instance. While that wrongful death cases for malpractice, the penalty remained of 1-3 years.
With these final changes, the Assembly seeks to adopt the Code since Wednesday.