The young woman exposed alleged irregularities of the dean of the University of Ambato and the hiring of the former president of the Council of the Judiciary.
Sara Velástegui (29 years old) does not believe in justice. She made a publication on June 13 in her Facebook account where she reported alleged acts of corruption at the University of Ambato and therefore will remain in prison for40 days.
On September 21, Judge Sandro Perez, of the Ambato Judicial Unit of Contraventions, imposed that sentence on her in addition to the public apology request and the payment of $ 386. The young woman will be delivered to justice on Tuesday, November 27, Once on October 23, the Tungurahua Criminal Court’scourt denied her the appeal and ratified the sanction.
The complaint on Facebook
The action against her was brought by the rector of the University, Galo Naranjo,for an attack against the honor. This newspaper tried to communicate with Naranjo but instead his wife answered, who said he was not with her and that he would call again in 10 minutes. After that time there was no response.
Sara,mother of a 5-year-old girl, wrote on June 13 on Facebook: “What is the UTA doing in the fight against corruption? It should start by resignation from Galo Naranjo, Adriana Reinoso and all their advisors, such as Paulo Rodriguez Molina, Keren Jaramillo, Ulloa Perugachi, Vizuete, Acosta, followed by Vargas Poaquiza, Medina, among others … that little group that thinks it is all UTA(…) “.
Sarawas referring to a complaint filed on March 13, 2018 before the Citizen Participation Council about alleged irregularities at the university, including the hiring of Paulo Rodríguez Molina, former president of the Judicial Council,as an advisor to Naranjo.
Irregularities in consultancy
According to the complainant, Rodríguez entered that university first with a consultancy of $ 192,000 and was later hired as advisor to the rector with all hisconsulting team. Velastegui also denounced other alleged irregularities such as”nepotism and even harassment.”
The CREO Assemblywoman, Jeannine Cruz, believes that this case is “an evidentde monstration that justice, prosecutors and correístas judges act in acommanding way”. Martha Roldós, member of the Anticorruption Commission,described the case as “serious” and will notify the court decision to David Kane, United Nations rapporteur on Freedom of Expression, who knows thecase.
In his opinion, the conviction of Velástegui, in addition to cases such as Fabricio Abad, who was sentenced to one year for writing on social networks against the Prefecture of Guayas, “contradicts the spirit of freedom of expression.” (I)