Newspaper Hoy attorney, Ana Lucia Maldonado announced that the newspaper welcomed the request for protective action against Ramiro Rivadeneira complaint. The officer who took legal action against the newspaper for the “infringement of rights” of citizens, especially the GLBTI group, “which has been affected by an untruthful information.”
On May 31, the newspaper caused controversy after posting a note of AFP with the headline “Correa calls gay marriage a novelty.” After the Ministry of Communication of the regime demanded an amendment, the Office took over the case. At this point Maldonado said “the Ombudsman has had no interest in getting a sanction or closing a media.” Its purpose is fulfilling the rights.
The hearing would be held from 10h00 am in the Flagrancy Unit. The twenty-fourth Criminal Judge, Veronica Medina, took a decision after hearing arguments from both sides. Medina decided to “declare the violation of the right to inform with a verified truth,” which appears in Article 18, paragraph 1 of the Constitution.
By violating this right, the judge said it “a comprehensive repair must be carried out immediately.” To enforce this provision newspaper Hoy should apologize for “affecting others with note taken out of the context.”
Karen Barba, Causana Foundation director, said “for me the substance of the comments made (by the president) became an act of discrimination.”