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Former Ecuadorian leftist MP jailed on ‘rebellion’ charges- Morning Star

Lenin Moreno

Ecuadorian authorities were accused of a “set-up” on Tuesday after a leftist former parliamentarian was jailed on trumped-up charges of “rebellion” following last month’s anti-government protests.

Virgilio Hernandez was sent to prison after the Attorney General’s office accused him of taking part in acts of violence during demonstrations calling for the resignation of President Lenin Moreno.

Mr Moreno refused to step down and was forced to move the seat of government from the capital Quito with mounting pressure over an International Monetary Fund (IMF) imposed austerity package.

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