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Flagrant Violation in Trial of Ecuador’s Vice President, Defense Attorney Says

Ecuadorean Vice-President Jorge Glass
Flagrant Violation in Trial of Ecuador’s Vice President, Defense Attorney Says

Lawyer Eduardo Franco Loor, the defense attorney for Ecuadorean Vice-President Jorge Glass, said that there is a ”flagrant violation in the due penal process”, as the sentence against his client was not notified until today.

In statements posted on Twitter, the lawyer noted that according to the Organic Integral Penal Code (COIP, in Spanish), there is a ten-day period after the hearing to inform the sentence in writing and duly motivated, and that period expired on December 23.

He clarified that the law does not establish any extension, nor does exist a supplementary rule establishing it.

Franco Loor noted that this violation leads to nullity, which can be requested within the appeal or in the cassation appeal, and defined the sentence as ‘an irritating, unconstitutional and barbarian mockery’, because the vice-president was sentenced without law, on the basis of a derogated penal code and by violating principles that are recognized by international human rights treaties.

About the judges’ delay to notify the sentence, the attorney considered that ‘they must be really confused by the atrocity of the judicial terrorism that they committed with that sentence, which will be reviewed by the entire Spanish-speaking world.’

He added that the defense is waiting for the sentence to appeal and demand the nullity due to a lack of motivation, as the oral hearing was unmotivated, and, he repeated, a flagrant violation of law and international standards.

‘There was absolute bad faith, because it was a political sentence and is aimed at snatching the vice-presidency from someone who was elected by popular majority,’ Franco Loor stressed.

He lawyer pointed out that regarding the vice-president’s removal from his post due to definite absence, the Constitutional Court had to expressed its opinion and interpret the causes according to the Constitution.

Source/Prensa Latina 

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