Ecuadorian Court revokes habeas corpus in favor of former Vice President Jorge Glas | News

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The Court of the Provincial Court of Santa Elena revoked the habeas corpus granted, on April 9, to former Ecuadorian Vice President Jorge Glas, who must return to prison.

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The Multicompetent Chamber of the Provincial Court of Justice of Santa Elena declared this Friday the nullity of all the actions taken by the judge of Manglaralto, Diego Javier Moscoso, due to “lack of jurisdiction due to the territory in the processing of the case of habeas corpus“.

The aforementioned court also ordered that the former vice president be located for his subsequent transfer to the Sierra Centro Norte Cotopaxi Regional Social Rehabilitation Center.

For this, it was instructed that the general commander of the Police, Fausto Salinas, be notified in order to execute the measure.

After hearing the news, former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa expressed his opinion through the social network Twitter.

“There has been unprecedented media and political pressure on the Santa Elena court, which resoundingly rules against the law. Evil has triumphed again, but the definitive victory will be ours,” he asserted.



On April 10, Glas left the Latacunga prison following the decision of the judge of the Manglaralto Multicompetent Judicial Unit, after serving four years and six months in prison.

His lawyer, Edison Loaiza, affirmed that the writ of habeas corpus was granted due to the “serious health situation” of the former vice president.

At the time, the judge established other measures for the former vice president that were not prison, such as the prohibition of leaving the country until the end of his sentence and the presentation on the first Monday of each month in the Guayas Judicial Unit.

Glas has two final sentences, one for illicit association and the other for aggravated bribery, being sentenced to six and eight years in prison, respectively.

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