Various organizations and political actors in Ecuador marched this Saturday in the city of Guayaquil and demanded the release of former Vice President Jorge Glas, who has been a victim of political persecution and imprisonment for five years.
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The National Committee October 2: Truth, Justice and Solidarity called the march and confirmed that, in addition to the request for Glas’s release, the mobilization raised a condemnation against the situation of the rule of law in Ecuador.
For her part, the organization’s coordinator, Rosa Pacheco, said that in that South American country “democracy is dead” and stressed that Glas’s only crime was fighting for a better country and that, due to his political ideas, he is facing what he called total hell.
For her part, the member of the Justice and Structure Commission of the State of Ecuador, Sofía Espín Reyes, asked from her Twitter account “Freedom for Jorge Glas.”
Likewise, he specified “that five years after his unjust prison, groups, citizens and militancy marched in Guayaquil to demand his freedom.”
“Jorge Glas is a political prisoner of the Government of Lenín Moreno and Guillermo Lasso,” said the assemblywoman. The former vice president was sentenced to six years in prison for the alleged crime of illicit association around the fraud plot related to the corruption scandal of the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht.
Glas has denounced on different occasions that he is a victim of lawfare and has denied the charges against him.
Last April, a lawyer from the Manglaralto Multicompetent Judicial Unit granted the deputy governor a habeas corpus appeal, which was revoked 40 days after being released, and he is currently in prison 4 in Quito (capital).