It’s been 23 days since the judges of the Court of Criminal Guarantees of Guayas declared Mery Zamora, the former president of the National Union of Educators (UNE, for its Spanish acronym), guilty for the crime of sabotage and terrorism; and despite this, the decision adopted on May 13, was only communicated verbally and hasn’t been notified in writing.
Because of this, the defense of the militant of the political party `Movimiento Popular Democratico’ (MPD), prepared a complaint against the judges for the delay of the issuing of the sentence, since without this document they cannot present an appeal.
Article 306 of the code of criminal procedure indicated that judges are obliged to notify its ruling within the maximum period of three days. In the case of Zamora it remains unknown which is her sentence.
On Monday, a judicial official said that in the Secretariat of the Court of Criminal Guarantees, located in the Centre of Guayaquil, the hearing of of four weeks ago, was still being transcribed. Judges, meanwhile, were in charge of writing the sentence which, according to the source, could be ready for today.
For her part, Zamora continued working as a teacher of an elementary school in a community of Portoviejo, Manabi; she was accused by the Government of having incited the students of the Aguirre Abad school to join the protests of the police who revolted on September 30, 2010.
Her colleagues organized a March which will take place this afternoon at the Rocafuerte Plaza in downtown Guayaquil, as a sign of solidarity.