The Bureau for Truth and Justice, formed to collect cases of political persecution of the regime of former President Rafael Correa, concluded that the former president and officials of that government used justice to persecute opponents and criminalize social protest.
The final report, presented on Monday, February 25, in the auditorium of the Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, in Quito, includes 247 cases of political persecution that occurred during the Correa administration.
The president of the Bureau of Truth and Justice, Paúl Jácome, said that the investigation was requested of 495 judges, judges and prosecutors who were in charge of various judicial proceedings, of which 14 were judicial officials of the National Court of Justice. Justice (CNJ), at that time.
The Council of the Transitional Judiciary set up this space to investigate possible cases of political persecution between 2007 and 2017. Their representatives analyzed some emblematic cases of persecution, including the 10 in Luluncoto, the police officers on September 30, 2010, demonstrations by the rights of nature, among others. (I)