Posted On 19 May 2017
The protest concentrated outside the Prosecutor’s Office of Pichincha. People who arrived at that site, in the north of Quito, shouted over and over again: “tweeting is not a crime.”
Those who protested referred to the process that was opened against journalist Luis Vivanco, after a publication on Twitter on April 13th. Vivanco mentioned the word revolution and published a photo taken during an anti-drug operation. “On these mattresses the revolution lays,” he wrote.
This is the sixth case since 2015 opened against people who wrote their opinion on government matters on Twitter and Facebook.
Vivanco’s judicial case has only just begun. “I was notified they would dematerialize my entire social network, which means reversing my Twitter account as a clown pocket, to find evidence, as the Interior Ministry filed the complaint against me without establishing a crime,” said the journalist (I).