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Ecuador: Judge Orders Preventive Prison For Another Leftist Opposition Leader- teleSUR

Date: Nov 6, 2019

An Ecuadorean judge ordered preventive prison for the former lawmaker and left-wing opposition leader, Virgilio Hernandez, Tuesday following the Attorney General’s Office accusation of alleged participation in acts of violence during the mass anti-government demonstrations in early October.

“The sole accusation of rebellion should be a fact for everyone to realize that it is a set-up,” Hernandez told the press as he voluntarily arrived on Tuesday afternoon to the hearing against him. 

The judge Julio Arrieta ruled that Hernandez, among other opposition leaders from former President Rafael Correa’s party, committed the crime of “rebellion,” which is codified in the criminal code as punishable with five to seven years of prison.

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