At least seven people sentenced for acts related to the forced disappearance and extrajudicial execution that occurred during a police operation inside a pharmacy in the north of Guayaquil, in November 2003, filed a complaint against the ex-attorney general Galo Chiriboga and the former president of the Republic Rafael Correa.
For Pedro Granja, sponsor of several policemen who are in prison due to a sentence in the so-called González and others case, there was a double trial and the case was reopened due to political interests of the previous Government.
He believes that Correa decided to point to the case Gonzalez and others to divert attention from the moment his government was living through a series of allegations of corruption. “The government (of Rafael Correa) did not find a better way than to use the so-called Gonzalez case and others to divert attention from what was happening in Ecuador and presenting themselves as human rights defenders (…) That is a fact that unnerves us “
Pedro Granja, representante de procesados en caso González y otros, por el asalto a farmacia en #Guayaquil, presenta denuncia en la FGE contra el exfiscal Galo Chiriboga y el expresidente Rafael Correa. Vía @santiagomolinao pic.twitter.com/2ZQYuHbzd5— El Universo (@eluniversocom) 14 de agosto de 2018
The complainants maintain that the prosecutor general charged Paúl Pérez must initiate a preliminary investigation for the crime of persecution directly against Chiriboga and Correa, but Granja adds that the investigation in this case must reach the former president of the Council of the Judiciary, Gustavo Jalkh, a ex-officio of the Executive and even to the judges who participated in what for him is cataloged as a ” bad process”.
Those who want to take Correa and his former employees to jail hold that in addition to the crime of persecution should investigate crimes such as fraud, torture or malfeasance. “Everything will be tested as this progresses,” said Granja, who was accompanied on Tuesday by former legislator Andrés Páez and legislator Luigi García. (I)