After the request for political asylum by the former assemblyman of Sociedad Patriotica, Galo Lara, several Ecuadorian authorities traveled to Panama. Lara said he was held for 24 hours at the airport in the capital of that country, but was released “because, he said there was no evidence of the existence of an international arrest warrant of the National Court of Justice (CNJ)”.
Following the arrest of Lara, his defense made the request for political asylum, according to them was no written notification of the warrant.
Attorneys of Lara collected the documentation to start the asylum petition.
At the request of asylum, a delegation of 14 Ecuadorian officials, led by Attorney General Galo Chiriboga, Deputy Foreign Minister Marco Albuja and Interior Minister Jose Serrano, traveled to Panama yesterday, where they met with the Minister of International Relations at the country, Fernando Nunez Fabrega, to clarify the crimes hanging over Lara.
Nunez explained that a formal request for extradition by Ecuador has not been submitted and added that they “will formalize this petition.”