The Government reports that it is analyzing possible measures to the judge of the Arica Guarantee Court, who decided that it should reveal the identity of 57 people who acted as protected witnesses or undercover agents, within the framework of the investigation against the Los Gallegos clan, the operational arm of the Aragua Train.
It should be noted that the Court of Appeal overturned this resolution, after accepting a defense appeal presented by the Prosecutor’s Office of Arica.
What does the Government say?
The Undersecretary of the Interior, Manuel Monsalve, stated that for the Government the decision made by the Guarantee Court “not good because first he did not allow to hear the interfering parties, such as the prosecutor in charge”, who are under protective measures and are not allowed to testify electronically. “The lawyers of the Ministry of the Interior are also not allowed to participate. “, held.
“The Government is analyzing the constitutional and legal powers it needs to demonstrate that this is for us an ethical wrong and possibly negligen the said.
Appeal to the Supreme Court
In that sense, the authority explained that the Constitution “gives (the President of the Republic) the power to review the ministerial conduct of judges and other employees of the Judicial Branch”.
Regarding this, he clarified that it “improves the presentation necessary in the end to analyze the conduct of a judge Supreme Court of Justice”.
“This matter will be handed over to the Ministry of Justice, Luis Corderobut I want to say from now on that the Government intends to act to show that it is ours that this behavior This is serious behavior that shouldn’t happenhe said.
When asked if the judge was possibly blackmailed, he replied that “we don’t have any history that shows that, what we have in the history is that the prosecutors who participated in the case and the witnesses have previously received threats. For Therefore, a measure like the one made by the guarantee judge for us in the end putting people’s lives at risk whose background is kept confidential”.