Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa decided to pardon two soldiers convicted of the failed coup of September 30, 2010 (30-S).
Yesterday, the President signed the executive orders 1108 and 1109, in granting “forgiveness” to police Jaime Vinicio Paucar and Luis Bahamonde. Both policemen were sentenced by the National Court to two years in correctional prison for endangering the integrity of the 30-S Correa in Quito Regiment facilities.
In the text of both decrees, the President argues that the officers called for “forgiveness” for his faults.
Before concrete forgiveness, Bahamonde and Paucar’s records reached favorable reports of three entities, as noted by the Law: the first one came from the Institute of Criminology at the University Central, regarding their hazard ratings; the second was from the Social Rehabilitation Center No. 4 of Quito, which are still held; and the third was from the plenary session of the National Court of Justice, which agreed to pardon them on humanitarian grounds.