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Ecuador highest-court ratifies ruling against the press; publisher granted asylum in Panama

Friday, February 17th 2012 - 18:45 UTC
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Panama on Thursday granted asylum to Ecuadorean newspaper publisher Carlos Perez, one of three executives facing prison after losing a libel suit seen as a key test of press freedoms in Ecuador. Read full article

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  • canadasales

    Comment removed by the editor.

    Feb 17th, 2012 - 09:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Seems Ecuador can teach CFK things about emasculating the press beyond even her wildest dreams (though to a normal person they are nightmares).

    Sounds like this guy needs a bullet in the head to settle him down a bit.

    Feb 18th, 2012 - 10:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    This is simple, straightforward coersion.

    Is is NOT what Correa says, a criminal conviction,
    it is a political revenge for publishing editorial comment (“defamatory libel”) against the Correa's action giving freedom to use deadly force by the military against the striking police and on a hospital.

    This newspaper criticism caused the 'impartial' high court to judge against the newspaper, awarding the opinion page editor a 3 year jail sentence and giving the President $40 million from the newspaper.

    It was quite magnanimous of the said president to waive the benefits, don't you think.
    But what's another $40 million to a president.

    No, he is screwing the lid down tightly on Ecuador (oh, the poor country),
    and showing the way to the rest of the South American 'democratic' dictators.

    'Viva the Bolivarian revolution!' as Chavez smiles with satisfaction at his protege.

    Feb 18th, 2012 - 12:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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