Ecuador continues ex-president for abduction

QUITO – The Ecuadorian public prosecutor’s office is going to ex-president Rafael Correa prosecuted for the botched kidnapping of oppositiepoliticus Fernando Balda in 2012. Judge Daniella Camacho made Wednesday known that there is enough evidence that Correa, the alleged brain behind the ontvoeringspoging to a trial against him to begin with.

Balda was a member of the constituent assembly, and fled to Colombia when he was in Ecuador to two years in prison, was convicted of insulting the government of Correa. In the Colombian capital Bogota failed an attempt to get him to be kidnapped, then the kidnappers and their victim by a police patrol were held. The offenders, who in Colombia were sentenced, reported in command of the Ecuadorian secret service to act. They had Balda return to Ecuador.

Correa was president from 2007 to 2017. He now lives in Belgium, where his wife comes from. Balda was shortly after the abduction extradited to Ecuador, where he his sentence properly finished.

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