The National Court of Justice authorized that Diana F., a former police officer, one of the four people prosecuted for the kidnapping of politician Fernando Balda, may appear in the National Assembly, but only by videoconference.
The request for an appearance was made by official, last Thursday, Assembly members Jimmy Candell and Fernando Callejas, members of the Multiparty Commission that will investigate the complaint against the legislator Sofía Espín, accused of visiting Diana F. in illegal way in jail and make her an offer to change her version in the so-called Balda case.
In the response of the National Court of Justice reminds that the former is a person deprived of liberty that is currently part of the Protection System, Victims, Witnesses and that of the report presented by this program and that is part of the process, it is evident that it has an index of extremely high risk.
Faced with this situation, “with the purpose of guaranteeing their rights, protecting their physical integrity and complying with the principle of immediacy, the appearance of the same is authorized only by videoconference and with the presence of their private defense attorney, attorney Diego Chimbo Villacorte”. (I)