East Africa News Post

Complete News World

The Mexican Foreign Ministry’s response to Ecuador’s request for the extradition of former Corista Party Vice President Jorge Glas

The Mexican Foreign Ministry’s response to Ecuador’s request for the extradition of former Corista Party Vice President Jorge Glas

Jorge Glas, former Vice President of Ecuador during the presidential term of Rafael Correa (2007-2017), in an archive photo. EFE / Mauricio Torres

Government Ecuador This Sunday, he asked the Mexican embassy to invite him George Glassformer Vice President at some point Rafael Correa (2007-2017), to leave that diplomatic mission so that the police could detain him, in implementation of a tax investigation.

from her side, Secretary of External Relations (SRE) Mexico opened the door to grant political asylum to Jorge Glas Espinel, if requested by the Mexican government.

The Mexican SRE justified that on December 17, 2023, Jorge Glas Espinel appeared at the headquarters of the Mexican Embassy in Quito to request entry and protection, “expressing fear for his safety and personal freedom.”

The Mexican government responded to Ecuador’s request. Image: Secret

The Mexican representative said that “in accordance with the Mexican legal framework regarding the international protection of persons, the protocols for this type of case, and with the principle of advocating for the person enshrined in Article 1 of the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States, Espinel was allowed to enter as a guest.”

As for the Ecuadorian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it published in a statement the contents of a memorandum sent to the Mexican embassy, ​​where Glass went amid an order from State Prosecutor Diana Salazar to the police to locate him. He was located, immobilized, and transferred to the Public Prosecution headquarters in Quito.

The Department of State is permitted, “in response to the request submitted by the State Attorney’s Office, to request urgent cooperation from the Mexican authorities so that the above-mentioned national is invited to leave the aforementioned diplomatic representation immediately.”

See also  The singer, the mayor, got out of danger after being stabbed by his wife | AlMomento.net

The goal is for Glass to “comply with his obligation to appear before the Public Prosecutor of the National Court’s jurisdiction” and to undergo “several investigative procedures within the ongoing judicial processes” in which “he will be charged and tried.” He added in writing.

Ecuador requested from Mexico that Jorge Glass leave the diplomatic headquarters in Quitepe. Photo: Ecuadorian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Ecuadorian Ministry of Foreign Affairs also confirmed that it “would appreciate it if the distinguished Embassy of the United States of Mexico would immediately send it information regarding the reason for the presence of Mr. Jorge Glass at the headquarters of that diplomatic representation.”

Likewise, the Ecuadorian government considered that “the eventual granting of diplomatic asylum to Glass would not be lawful,” under Article III of the 1954 Diplomatic Asylum Convention, which excludes this right for people who “have previously been properly accused or tried.” “Courts.” Competent Ordinary Officials.

Ecuador’s former president, Rafael Correa, was in power for a decade.

But this article makes an exception if “the facts that prompt the request for asylum, whatever the case, are of a clear political nature.”

Furthermore, the Convention states that people accused of crimes, “who already enter a place suitable for providing asylum, shall be asked to leave or, as the case may be, handed over to the local government, which cannot prosecute them on a pre-existing basis.” Political crimes. “Delivery time.”

Ecuador’s prosecutor, Diana Salazar, has ordered police to locate and detain Glass for investigation purposes, who was already in prison between 2017 and 2022 in alleged corruption cases, which he denies.

See also  Spain reopens areas in its airspace after Chinese missile alert

On November 29, Judge Luis Rivera left in the hands of the National Assembly (Parliament), through the jurisdiction of the court, the possibility of opening a new trial against Glass in the case of embezzlement of public funds, a decision described by the Public Prosecutor’s Office at the hearing. The time is “unnecessary and procrastinated” because he is no longer a public servant.

Glass even claimed his innocence in two alleged cases of illicit association and bribery, after the Brazilian judiciary invalidated evidence of the corruption network of the construction company Oderbrecht, which also pointed to the former Ecuadorian vice president. Evie