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Ibero-American politicians and artists demand the release of Jorge Glass

Ibero-American politicians and artists demand the release of Jorge Glass

247 – Political and cultural figures, led by several former Latin American presidents, Nobel laureates and others, demanded on Saturday (4) the immediate release of former Ecuadorian Vice President Jorge Glas, who was kidnapped a month ago at the Mexican Embassy in Quito.

The statement indicates that Glass was removed from that diplomatic headquarters on April 5, because he “was subjected to judicial and political persecution for 7 years (most of which he spent in prison), and because he was a political refugee in that diplomatic headquarters.”

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They also assert that “there is no precedent in our region for an attack of this kind on an embassy to kidnap an asylum seeker. Not even military dictatorships dared to carry out an attack of this kind, which, in this case, was carried out on instructions from the highest authority of the state,” he said, referring to Ecuadorian President Daniel Noboa.

The attack on the embassy sparked a strong reaction from Mexico, which filed a lawsuit against the country.

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On the other hand, the document notes that “at the recent Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States and the Summit of the Bolivarian Alternative for the Peoples of Latin America and the Technical Cooperation Programme, several regional leaders expressed themselves with great force and clarity, in defense of the freedom of Jorge Glas.”

In this sense, politicians and cultural figures express their “greatest concern for the health and safety of Jorge Glass and his loved ones.” At the same time, they remind you that “your safety is the sole responsibility of the government of Daniel Noboa, the mastermind of your kidnapping.”

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Likewise, they regretted “that the Inter-American system, despite the seriousness of these events and the fact that Jorge Glas received precautionary measures from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in December 2019, remains silent and does not demand respect for the sacred right to asylum.”

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In light of this, they demand “an immediate return to the situation that existed before the attack on the Mexican Embassy, ​​and the restoration of political asylum status to Jorge Glas” and “that the protection, within the scope of international law, be compatible.” “To prevail.” Jorge Glass, and to grant him appropriate safe passage so that he can travel safely to Mexican territory.

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The letter is headed by former presidents Alberto Fernández (Argentina), Ernesto Samper (Colombia), Evo Morales (Bolivia), Rafael Correa Delgado (Ecuador), and José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero (Spain); In addition to ALBA-TCP Executive Secretary Jorge Arreaza, Argentine Nobel Peace Prize laureate Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, and Cuban singer-songwriter Silvio Rodriguez.