President Correa Accuses CIDH of Dishonesty
Yesterday the Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa assured that the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (CIDH for its Spanish acronym) works for ‘Fundamedios’ (Fundación Andina para la Observación y Estudio de Medios. According to Correa this is a ‘manipulation’ towards the resolutions taken regarding the freedom of speech in Ecuador.
The chief executive insisted that there are strong evidences that prove the relation between these two organizations. Correa’s allegations appeared after October 25, when representatives of El Universo newspaper and Fundamedios went to Washington D.C. to denounce the attacks against the freedom of speech and millionaire demands.
Alexis Mera, the judicial secretary of the Presidency faulted CIDH for requesting information regarding several cases. Correa asked the population ‘that every time they read a misinformation in any newspaper the go to CIDH so that entity defends their rights.’ (AV)