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Surprises at the first session of the Audit Commission of the National Assembly of Ecuador

ByChad J. Johnson

Aug 9, 2022

Alexis Mera should have been released. He has a Habeas Corpus

QUITO, QUITO, ECUADOR, Aug. 9, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — On Thursday, August 4, 2022, the first session of the Audit Commission of the National Assembly of Ecuador took place. During the first of the five days that will last the practice of the test phase, at the request of the Deputy Viviana Veloz of the Bench of the UNES; 5 former national judges appeared and testified about irregularities in the evaluation process of judges which resulted in the dismissal of their positions.

Among the evidence that was presented was the judgment of the Constitutional Court of December 21, 2021 and the judgment of the Provincial Court of Justice of December 30, 2021.

All the interventions agree in emphasizing the failure to function, the violation of the legal framework, as well as a series of principles which would have been exceeded. One of the most startling statements of the day came from former judge Edgar Flores who said, referring to former legal secretary Alexis Mera who has been prosecuted and deprived of his liberty since May 31, 2019, (Habeas Corpus 17721 -2019-00029G) that although in his case “what would be appropriate, (…), was immediate freedom, however, to avoid, scandal and all the rest, we have planned alternative measures.” These declarations provoked the astonishment of parliamentarians and judicial operators in front of what supposes an explicit recognition of judicial management by external powers, one of the foundations of Lawfare denounced by the lawyers of Alexis Mera, Rafael Correa and Jorge Glas , among others, and from which Lula da Silva in Brazil, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in Argentina, or Gustavo Petro in Colombia, had also suffered.

Flores also mentioned that “in the various courts of the Republic through publicity in the media, some cases, if possible, have already been resolved; and when this does not happen or the process does not throw away what the media have already published, this obviously constitutes an alarm, a scandal” which “is not a novelty” because “it often happens in the country” in what he called “parallel trials”.

This indictment began with such an incredible revelation and undoubtedly requires national and international political and legal attention, as it confirms the arbitrary detention of Alexis Mera, who sees his freedom as limited, without legal arguments in addition to the afraid of the opinion of the press.

The political trial against the Judicial Council will continue in the coming days with the appearance of authorities such as the current State Attorney General, Diana Salazar Méndez, or the President of the National Audience, Iván Saquicela.

Habeas Corpus No: 17721-2019-00029G

Press information:
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Miranda Alcantara
Miami News Agency
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