The Chief Prosecutor's office requested on Tuesday the “preventive detention” of former president Rafael Correa
The National Justice Court of Ecuador approved preventive detention for former Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa.
The Chief Prosecutor's office requested on Tuesday the “preventive detention” of Correa, currently residing in Belgium, and ordered Interpol to be notified for his capture and extradition.
The court is accusing the former president, who led a popular progressive political movement called the “Citizens' Revolution” in Ecuador for a decade, of “illicit association” and the kidnapping of Fernando Balda. Evidence has yet to be publicized for these accusations.
Correa tweeted that the Chief Prosecutor has breached the National Assembly's mandate by requesting preventive detention without “providing a single piece of evidence.”
“How much success will this farce have at the international level?” Correa said. “Don't worry, everything is a matter of time. We will overcome!”