The lawyer assures that there are indications to suspect that the orders came from former President Correa.
In the trial for the kidnapping of Fernando Balda was included the former national secretary of intelligence, Pablo Romero. What is coming in the trial?
We have a new prosecutor Paúl Pérez Reina, who is one of the most proven prosecutors in the country. It is him who must make a decision of what to do. Evidently with Romero we will not conform. It would be a bitter victory, because what we hope is to have the real managers, to whom they gave the orders.
According to the information we have, it would be Rafael Correa, who has the presumption of innocence and will have to defend himself, but our role will be to disprove that presumption of innocence.
What is the sustenance for the hypothesis that Correa has a performance, that the Senain gave direct information to him?
More than that, because the checks with which he pays the kidnappers are from the Presidency. In addition, because Diego Vallejo, ex-collaborator of the ex-minister José Serrano, has said that it was Correa’s order. Other people involved have said the same thing. In addition, Fernando Balda had to fulfill a sentence of slander against Correa, who wanted to bring him was him.
Are these signs enough?
The law is logical. We cannot think that a police corporal will spend more than $ 60,000 in hotels, in hiring kidnappers, in car rentals. Does that happen because soldiers decide or because he is a general who is giving orders? This does not save those below, but those above will have to answer.
Only Correa or there are more officials. For example, is there an audio in which José Serrano and an ex-Chief of the Police are mentioned?
They apparently would also be inside this case. For this is the investigation, to distort or confirm what each one says. We consider that there is evidence to get to Carondelet. We are going to see that the previous regime not only looted the country, but that it was criminal in bloody crimes.
And that is exactly my goal. Because they were so scientific at the time of stealing that we’re not going to get them through the wallet, but not at the time of sending them to kidnap and kill. They left so many loose ends in this kidnapping that they can no longer be saved. (I)