The Superintendency of Information and Communication (Supercom) is awaiting for a response to the letter sent to El Universo newspaper’s cartoonist, Xavier Bonilla, “Bonil” after he was notified of a legal process, as provided by Article 9 of Regulation for Administrative Violations to the Communications Law.
This alleged violation was committed by a Bonil cartoon that was published last December in El Universo. It referred to the raid on the house of Fernando Villavicencio, oil former syndicalist and legislative advisor Cléver Jimenez, accused of having allegedly “hacked” the president’s and other officials’ emails.
On last Saturday, January 4, during the nationwide broadcast, President Rafael Correa questioned that cartoon because it reads: “Police and Prosecutor break into Fernando Villavicencio’s houses and took away documentation of allegations of corruption.” According to Correa, “Bonil” must prove that they “took allegations of corruption.” “Even said he would submit the complaint over Bonil’s “lie.”
Bonil have until Wednesday January 22 to answer the Superintendency. Subsequently, the cartoonist will wait for the body’s response, which could convene a public hearing.