The Prefect said that her case proves the harassment that many leaders of the “Revolucion Ciudadana” (Citizen Revolution) have suffered during the last two years.
The Prefect of Pichincha, Paola Pabon expressed, in an interview with Telesur, her concern about how hatred and political persecution in Ecuador have wounded the most important motivation of democracy: the confrontation of ideas and thoughts, and freedom to think.
Pabon affirmed that her case proves the harassment that many of the leaders of the Citizen Revolution have suffered this last two years and a half: Rafael Correa, persecuted; Jorge Glass, imprisoned; Ricardo Patiño, under asylum conditions; other ten exiled or in embassies.
“From the day I quit the Ministry of Politics under Moreno´s Administration, I knew I was doing the right thing and despite understanding that it may bring repercussions, never imagined I was going to go to prison for 72 days and face an absurd judicial process,” she admitted.
“#BREAKING After 71 days of illegitimate deprivation of our freedom, a light appears in this process. Today the Provincial Court has resolved our defense in freedom.”
When she was asked about the possibility of presenting herself as a possible presidential candidate in the next elections, she answered categorically that her main duty is with the people of Pichincha: “The one who has to be in the presidential ballot is Rafael Correa.”
Furthermore, she thanked international community support especially Argentinian president Alberto Fernandez and VP Cristina Fernandez, Brazilian leader Dilma Rousseff, humanitarian groups, Venezuelan, Mexican and Chilean representatives, among others.
This article originally appeared on teleSUR English.