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Criminal Court ratified preventive detention against Rafael Correa and Jorge Glas- Ecuador Times

Date: Nov 11, 2019

The Court of the National Court, composed of Judges David Jacho, Wilman Terán and Iván Larco, accepted the request made by the State Attorney General (subrogate), Wilson Toainga, and decided to deny the appeals filed by former President Rafael Correa , by former Vice President Jorge Glas, by former Minister Vinicio Alvarado, Secretary of Water Walter Solís and two other former officials of Correism.

All are prosecuted for the alleged crimes of bribery, illicit association and influence peddling, in the case of Bribes 2012-2016. With this, the magistrates ratified the preventive detention against everyone.

The lawyers of the defendants requested that the detention be revoked, arguing that the requirements for issuing that measure have not been met and that other alternative actions are provided, such as the periodic presentation before the authority and said that the presence of citizens is guaranteed in the criminal process.

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