Clever Jimenez ceased to be an Assemblyman in April 2014. That decision was taken by the ruling party in the Assembly after the prison sentence of 18 months against Jimenez, for alleged libel against Rafael Correa. The (former) Assemblyman of Zamora Chinchipe is, since then, a political rotating corpse for the Correism.
Well then, a judge of the National Court (Jorge Blum) has just asked Gabriela Rivadeneira for a surrealist act: to resurrect that political rotating corpse and strip it of its parliamentary immunity. That is what she has to do so that Blum can start a new criminal case against Jimenez. This time for having allegedly disseminated emails of President Correa.
For the ruling bloc of the Assembly this could be simple: take up the subject, ask Jimenez to defend himself and vote. He would probably have the votes. But to do so, he would have to admit that he enjoyed immunity when he was tried and convicted.
That is, Rivadeneira and her people would have to recognize that they were active participants of an illegality. How do they manage to take the time machine back to December 26, 2013; the date on which Gabriela Rivadeneira authorized to raid the office of Jimenez violating, precisely, his parliamentary immunity?
She would have to explain, in light of what the National Court says today, referring to this fact, which had no legal basis for authorizing the raid that allowed the Attorney General´s office to hijack documents and computers of Jimenez´s office and also in the home of Fernando Villavicencio.