Cecilia Chacón, Secretary of Human Rights, said that the decision to send a letter to the IACHR cannot be read as an ultimatum to the indigenous leadership. Photo: Twitter of the Secretariat for Human Rights.

Sandra Cruz / Quito

The Presidency of the Republic, the Chancellery and the Office of the Attorney General of the State will send to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) a official communication where they will detail that the events that occurred in October 2019 had features of violent crime and the appearance of attacking State property. This is how Cecilia Chacón, secretary of Human Rights, responded to the warning from the leadership of the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE) to sue the State in international courts for the alleged excessive use of force.

“The page must be turned and we trust that the IACHR will be objective, between what happened against the property and life of Ecuadorians, and what was intended to manifest as a peaceful march. At no time was it peaceful, “said Chacón. His opinion was shared by Juan Sebastián Roldán, Cabinet Secretary of the Presidency, but he exhorted the administrators of justice to look at the facts with impartiality and that in any case they can make independent decisions to leave in society an environment that these facts will not return to happen.

Last Monday in a television link, Lenín Moreno, president of the Republic, criticized CONAIE for its threat to sue the State, and said that it would seem that the objective is for Ecuador to forget the events that occurred between 3 and October 13 where an attempt was made to overthrow the Government.

CONAIE, in a statement, stated that the peace and dialogue promoted by the Moreno government is “at the convenience of its unsustainable version.”

Francisco Rocha, a political analyst, wondered: what is the purpose of continuing to judge the Minister of Government, and not having anyone to judge, for example, for the retention of the police in Calderón or for the abuse of female police officers?
Meanwhile, the human rights activist, Ronny Custode, affirmed that although the Government Ministry’s order was for the Police not to use bullets against the protesters, it clarified, however, that non-lethal weapons used improperly did cause damage. , not only in those who protested, but in members of the public force.


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