The proposal to decriminalize abortion in cases of rape was defeated in Ecuador’s National Assembly after it obtained only 65 votes as opposed to the mandatory 70
Ola Bini’s defense team argued that the judge acted in a prejudiced manner let and allowed the prosecution to violate the course of the trial
Correa’s defense lawyer rejected court’s decision and said that he would appeal the order on Monday, August 12
The last time the country debated on the legalization of abortion in cases of rape was in 2013 and the assembly voted against it.
Ecuadorian workers, trade unionists, peasants, students, and more have been mobilizing across the country for the past five days in rejection of Lenín Moreno’s government and the agreement signed with the IMF
Thousands of Ecuadorians are mobilizing in the national strike to reject the austerity measures announced after the government signed a $4.2 billion deal with the IMF
Ola Bini joined Peoples Dispatch for an interview to talk about the case being made against him by the Ecuadorian government, and the 70 days he spent in prison without any charges or evidence being presented against him.
After 70 days in preventive detention without formal charges, Ola Bini’s request for habeas corpus was granted and shortly after he was released from prison
In this episode, we take a look into the anti-US military base protests in Ecuador, police repression on South African shack-dwellers’ movement and Palestinian campaign against PUMA for Israeli sponsorship.
Ecuadorian president Lenín Moreno has tried to settle the controversy and denied the possibility of a foreign military base in the country
Vijay Prashad writes about the plight of his friend Ola BIni who has been unjustly imprisoned in Ecuador since April 2019
In this episode, Peoples Dispatch takes a look into the issue of political prisoners in Colombia, Pakistan and Ecuador and report on the release of Jesús Santrich and the arrests of Ali Wazir and Ola Bini.