The final leg of the trial against Swedish software developer Ola Bini started in a criminal court in Quito on Monday, resuming proceedings from an earlier three-day session in January. The ongoing trial comes after multiple delays and documented due process violations since Bini’s arrest in 2019
According to the defense team representing Ola Bini in Ecuador, the pre-trial process alone was littered with over 65 due process violations, prompting rights groups both within and outside Ecuador demanding charges be dropped against him
The judge held that the case against Ola Bini is without prejudice or irregularities, despite the defense providing over 120 documented instances of irregularities in due process
The hearings are set to resume on December 16, but without any observers. Ola Bini, a digital privacy rights activist and software developer, was arrested in April 2019
Privacy rights’ activist and software developer Ola Bini talks about the Ecuadorian government’s case against him, the many human rights violations he has faced, and his struggle for justice. He also talks about the importance of digital human rights and privacy.
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
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
The Ecuadorian legal system continues to violate Bini’s most fundamental human rights in what is a clear case of political persecution
Political prisoner Ola Bini, who was arrested on April 11 in Quito, Ecuador and put into preventative detention, writes a letter to Ecuadorean president Lenín Moreno from prison
Newsclick speaks to Y. Kiran Chandra, general secretary of the Free Software Movement of India and noted lawyer Renata Avila about the reasons behind the arrest of software developer and activist Ola Bini in Ecuador.