Through its Twitter account, the National Police denied that it received a message of suspension of the request for a red alert against former President Rafael Correa.
The announcement was made after that social network circulated on the morning of this Sunday, October 21, 2018, information that supposedly Interpol denied the request. On July 3, Judge Daniela Camacho accepted the request for pretrial detention against the former president residing in Belgium.
This after he failed to comply with the order to appear every 15 days in the Criminal Chamber of the National Court of Justice in Quito for the duration of investigations into the kidnapping of ex-ambassador Fernando Balda.
INFORMAMOS || Nuestra Oficina Central Nacional Interpol – Quito hasta el momento no ha recibido ningún mensaje, a través del sistema de comunicación oficial de Interpol I 24/7, sobre el pedido de Notificación Roja del ex presidente— Policía Ecuador (@PoliciaEcuador) October 21, 2018
Rafael Correa Delgado.
The request for red diffusion to Interpol is aimed at locating Correa and detaining him for extradition to Ecuador. Via telephone, Correa’s defense lawyer, Caupolicán Ochoa, indicated that the news of the rejection of Interpol was received on Thursday, October 18, by international lawyers.
However, he said, they still do not have the written notification with the alleged rejection. The denial, according to the jurist, would be due to “flaws in the processes, invented evidence and political persecution”.
The former president’s defense is waiting for the document. It is expected that the office will arrive between Monday and Tuesday next to Ecuador, he said. (I)