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Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas – Eight judges recused from trial against Ecuadorian newspaper

Date: Aug 29, 2011

Developments in the case against El Universo:

Judge Stevie Gamboa Valladares, the eighth judge named to oversee the Ecuadorian newspaper El Universo’s appeal, presented a letter recusing himself from the trial, the website Buró de Análisis Informativo reported on Thursday, Aug. 24.

Gamboa recently replaced Judge Eduardo Guerrero Mortola on Aug. 19, when the previous judge was suspended for 30 days, according to the newspaper El Mercurio. Counting Gamboa, eight judges have been assigned and replaced in the trial against El Universo.

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