Former presidents of several countries support ME-O after suspension of their voting rights | National

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The Ibero-American grouping of progressive leaders Puebla Group issued a statement to send its support to Marco Enriquez-Ominami, which will see its voting rights suspended in the next elections.

This is because the former presidential candidate is under investigation in the OAS case, one of the many causes that were opened in Chile to pursue the illegal financing of politics.

In the last, it was revealed that, due to said inquiry, ME-O will see its right to voteTherefore, he declared that “in the face of this new injustice, I have asked my lawyers to resort to all legal instances to protect as soon as possible, a fair trial and due process.”

This Sunday, through a public statement, the Puebla Group supported the Chilean politician and express its rejection of “the systematic persecutions against progressive leaders and processes in the region ”, and to the“ use of the justice apparatus for political persecution that has been evident in countries of South America ”.

“Civil and political rights, due process of law and the presumption of innocence they are guaranteed by the American Convention on Human Rights and by the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, both commitments ratified by the Chilean State in its internal legislation, ”explained the group of which Enríquez-Ominami is the promoter.

The statement was signed, according to a statement sent by the Progressive Party, by the former presidents of Brazil, Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva and Dilma Rousseff; the former president of Colombia, Ernesto Samper; and the former leaders of Ecuador, Spain and Paraguay, Rafael Correa, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero and Fernando Lugo, respectively.

The declaration, also signed by Baltasar Garzón, also calls for “ending this unprecedented and aggressive way of replacing military weapons with the manipulation of legal resources to stop any progressive political claim and proposal to rebuild hope, restore dignity, true sovereignty and justice for our peoples ”.

This article describes an ongoing legal process

There is a possibility that the charges will be dismissed at the end of the investigation, therefore The accused should NOT be considered as guilty until Justice dictates sentence against him.
(Article 04 of the Code of Criminal Procedure)

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