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President Correa criticizes "vassals" who seek sanctions from the US Senate towards Ecuador

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President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa criticized Saturday the "vassals" who will attend, the US Senate so it analyzes alleged violations of human rights and corruption by the government.

Quito, March 28 (Andes).-President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa criticized Saturday the "vassals" who will attend, the US Senate so it analyzes alleged violations of human rights and corruption by the government.

"Those who speak of respect for human rights, who have supposedly been persecuted, are the ones who are vassals and break all international principles, "he said during the Citizen Summary.

The president referred to Fernando Villavicencio and Clever Jimenez who recently declared in a tv program to be victims of political persecution, although he was punished to pay compensation, go to jail and issue an apology to the president for filing a  "malicious and reckless" complaint related to the police revolt of September 30, 2010 (30-S).

Correa called these people "traitors" and reiterated that were sanctioned because they lied about the President shooting at the hospital where he was kidnapped on September 30, 2010, that left a dozen dead and 300 wounded among civilians and police.

However, Correa stated that the opposition press now introduces them as political refugees, saying it is "lie they asked to investigate the 30-S", thus becoming another "tale of the corrupt press" for making heroes out of cowards.

Both Villavicencio as Jiménez reappeared in public on September 24 after spending a year in hiding to evade justice, showing up only after the sentence prescribed.  

Both citizens had been sentenced to 18 months in prison, but the sentence was reduced to 12 months with the entry into force of the new Integral Criminal Code. Carlos Figueroa, was also convicted and released in January after serving six months in prison.

The president said that these people are going to complain to the US Senate to punish the government of Ecuador, as if there were no human rights to honor.

Jimenez also announced that he would go before international courts to claim for the violation of his rights and regain his seat as Assembly member.

The words of President Correa coincide with the release this Saturday in El Telegrafo of  an article which states that both Villavicencio as Jiménez threaten to sue Ecuador but before the Senate and not in international organizations such as the Organization of American States (OAS) The UN, the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) and the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA).

Oscar Bonilla, secretary of Political Action of Alianza Pais, said in an interview with' Ecuadorinmediato Radio' that Villavicencio’s request to the US could also qualify as “treason".

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