Judicial Council says it has requested protection and security for Puebloviojo judge Photo: EL COMERCIO Archive

In Pueblo Viejo Canton’s Versatile Judicial Unit in Los Rios, There was one Armed attack. “On the afternoon of May 31, 2022, subject to the above judicial unit Unidentified assailants shot. “ This Wednesday, June 1, 2022, it was directed by the Judiciary Council.

In a video posted via social networks, you can see how The bullet hit the window In the office of one of the judges who works in that judicial reliance.

According to the investigation, he was earlier Received threats Against him. However, he was not injured, as during the armed attack, The magistrate was not in his office.

Judicial activities

This Wednesday, June 1, 2022, Judicial Council (CJ) Arranged Activate that judge’s security protocol.

In the letter addressed to Dr. Ministry of Home Affairs, The CJ’s director general, Santiago Penaherra, has requested that the state pay priority to the portfolio. Personal safety and security Mentioned Judicial staff “, Because he is through his position and decision “Risk your honesty”.

According to the Justice Department, “there was Negotiations with the National Police So that the request is heeded immediately.

Also, the provincial directorate of CJ in Los Rios has ordered that relevant administrative and legal reports be prepared.Complaints must be lodged with the Public Prosecutor’s Office. The purpose is that Investigate the incident.

Other responses

On May 31, 2022, Ecuadorian Association of Magistrates and Judges He also handed down a verdict on the armed attack in Los Rios and what happened to the Pueblo Viejo judge. Through a statement “They firmly reject the effort on life that he suffers,” the judge said.

“As an association, we demand that the Judicial Council, the Ministry of Government, the police and the authorities of the Prosecutor’s Office conduct the necessary investigations and provide the case with the prompt and effective protection it deserves.”


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