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Asked about the possibility of deposing the claim or the fate of compensation, Correa said he will take legal action to the end and after all instances are exhausted, should he win, will take the appropriate decision.|
The judge found criminal liability against Caesar, Carlos and Nicolas Perez, owners of the newspaper, and former chief of the opinion that environment, Emilio Palacio, who was sentenced to three years in prison on trial for libel for publishing the article "No the lies. "
In that text, accused Correa Palacio, whom he called a "dictator", in order to open fire at a hospital full of innocent civilians and police during a riot which resulted in an attempted coup on September 30, 2010 .
Correa That day he was kidnapped by more than 10 hours in police Quito hospital after being beaten and attacked with gas, and leaving his vehicle was shot by the police rebels, which killed one of his guards.
Palacio's lawyer, former vice president and former presidential candidate Leon Roldos, who is a consultant to financial institutions, said he made a "legal brutality" in the ruling and announced that interpose resources "nullity and appeal" for your defended.
"At the time the two resources will be presented" in an interview ahead Roldós Radio City, while the daily legal attorney, Xavier Zavala told the same station which analyzes the possibility of prosecution for "malfeasance" Judge Paredes, according appropriated agency ANSA.
The newspaper also criticized yesterday the haste with which the judge took up the case and issued a statement in "record time" with a sentence of three years for the defendants.
Meanwhile, Correa's attorney, Vera Alembert, said the ruling rescues a "true and complete" freedom of expression "first" include "ultimate responsibility" to slander.
He also rejected the comments of certain sectors, after hearing the judge's ruling Paredes, said that starting the "reign of terror" in the country, pointing out that what starts is the kingdom "of freedom of expression, the kingdom of equality. "
Correa, meanwhile, said the ruling is necessary "because one day had to end the reign of terror in the media."
Meanwhile, Coordinating Minister of Politics, Doris Soliz said that private media should abide by the law the same way as do citizens.
"The media, working on a public good, should be responsible about their publications, and an equilibrium will be informative," Soliz said.
He added, "has always been held in opposition press that people have the right to defend themselves against charges, when the president does it, then they will tear their hair out."
The conflict deepens the tension between the Correa government and private media, after the referendum on May 8 was approved banks and companies can not hold shares of media and where that situation exists, must sell.