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Ecuador the First LatAm Nation to Convict a Twitter Activist – PanAm Post

On November 11, a court in the Ecuadorian city of Cuenca sentenced Sebastián Cevallos, a socialist and national deputy director of the Unidad Popular movement, to 15 days in prison for denouncing relatives of Labor Minister Carlos Marx Carrasco on Twitter for their involvement in an alleged case of nepotism. The court convicted Cevallos of a fourth class misdemeanor typified by Article 396 of the Penal Code, which criminalizes acts that harm a person’s honor and reputation. Read more>>

Ecuador the First LatAm Nation to Convict a Twitter Activist - PanAm Post

On November 11, a court in the Ecuadorian city of Cuenca sentenced Sebastián Cevallos, a socialist and national deputy director of the Unidad Popular movement, to 15 days in prison for denouncing relatives of Labor Minister Carlos Marx Carrasco on Twitter for their involvement in an alleged case of nepotism. The court convicted Cevallos of a fourth class misdemeanor typified by Article 396 of the Penal Code, which criminalizes acts that harm a person’s honor and reputation. Read more>>

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