The politician Fernando Balda presented this December 19, 2018 a second petition to urge the Ecuadorian Justice to continue insisting on Interpol and execute the arrest of former President Rafael Correa for alleged involvement in his kidnapping in 2012.
After months of waiting, Ecuador’s first request for Interpol to issue a red alert against Correa, a fugitive from Ecuadorian justice after failing to appear in Quito, was denied on December 5.
However, Balda, who filed his petition before the National Court of Justice, maintains that this refusal responds to the fact that, when the former President Rafael Correa arrest was requested, it was made “only” on the basis of a preventive detention order, given that the presented in court as required by the judge in charge of the case, Daniella Camacho.
Now, the politician argues, there are other legal elements, such as the prosecution of Correa, whom the Ecuadorian prosecutor accuses of having ordered his kidnapping in Colombia six years ago from the Presidency.
“Rafael Correa has already been called to trial, there is evidence that has been considered valid within the process and has also been officially declared for the Ecuadorian justice as a fugitive,” said Balda after delivering the document.
The former conservative was kidnapped just an hour and a half, as a taxi driver alerted the Colombian police and it managed to free him.
The intervention of Interpol is necessary because Correa resides in Belgium since June 2017, shortly after leaving power in the hands of his successor and now political rival, Moreno.
The former President Rafael Correa assures that he did not have any relation with that kidnapping and that the fact of to have been president does not mean that it knew everything nor it makes him responsible. (I)
"Existen otros elementos, Rafael Corrrea ha sido llamado a juicio, hay pruebas consideradas como válidas dentro del proceso y este ha sido declarado oficialmente como prófugo de la justicia", dice @fernandobalda al entregar nuevo pedido para que #Interpol capture al expresidente. pic.twitter.com/GhuuQnwYAd— Tere Menéndez (@TMT30_) 19 de diciembre de 2018