Yesterday, former Ecuadorian President Lucio Gutierrez filled two lawsuits before the Court of Administrative Litigation to sue the Ecuadorian State for $400 for an “improper administration of justice.”
The first $200 million compensation he demands are because in 2005, Gutierrez was charged with “acting against state security”, a process for which he was absolved by the courts, after spending 5 months in prison, and calls for compensation to Judicial Council. The other $200 million request to the National Electoral Council for suspending his rights in 2006 leaving him unable to participate in elections.
In its demand, Gutierrez indicates that the Ecuadorian State is responsible for the damage caused to him by “delay, neglect, denial of justice or violation of law.”
Also, Fausto Cobos and Gilmar Gutierrez, assemblymen of the PSP (Lucio Gutierrez’s party), demanded by $50 million each, for damages incurred to them due to incarcarceration for endangering state security.