Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Deputy Legia Hernandez maintains her immunity

The pre-trial proceedings against Ligia Hernandez, representative of the Semilla block, have reached the last instance. photo time/file

The pre-trial process against the representative of Semilla Block, Ligia Hernández, reached the last instance and the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ), after hearing the report of the investigating judge in charge of the case, decided that the legislator would retain her. Immunity for lack of evidence to continue with the complaint filed against him.

The Congresswoman’s request to withdraw her immunity was publicized by the Ministry of Public Affairs (MP), which was received from a summons made to that body’s prosecutors, including the head of the Special Prosecutor’s Office Against Impunity (FECI), Rafael Kuruchiche. were involved.

Hernández was pointed out by the Prosecutor’s Office for Administrative Offenses for the alleged commission of the crime of abuse of authority, derived from summoning Curuciche, as well as the Secretary of Criminal Policy and the Secretary Against Corruption of the MP.

Hernandez Pre-Judge Process

First, the MP promoted a complaint against Hernandez. It enters the Judicial Branch (OJ) and is assigned to a criminal instance court.

But since a person who enjoys the right to be sued, by virtue of his position in the State, he should be transferred to the CSJ.

In this way, the court is prevented from knowing the facts. The CSJ magistrates are the ones who decide to process their immunity withdrawal.

This all happened last June.

Appeal Magistrate Gustavo Adolfo Dubón Gálvez was appointed as the investigating judge in the case and he had 60 working days to investigate the situation, to summon all the people he believed, and to ask the CSJ to withdraw his immunity. Recommend or not to take. ,

However, the CSJ by majority decided not to withdraw the legislator’s jurisdiction, thus he managed to retain his immunity.

Hernandez: We always had the truth

“It confirms that we always had the truth of our actions. Our actions have always been legitimate. Also, what is clear is the MP’s bad faith while taking action against the deputy from the Seed Political Movement”, he assured .

He affirmed that the CSJ upholds the norms of the Congress and defends the weight of the arguments. Further, he assured that the investigation unit against him is in bad faith.

“Later, we will continue to see what is happening at the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) in this process of fake and unfounded complaints, as we certainly classify it as harassment aimed at preventing our participation ,” he insisted.

He also stated that the law serves him as deputationist and he has acted in accordance with the existing law since the beginning, and for this reason he defended the argument made by him in all the submissions made.

It is not known whether MP will appeal

La Hora consulted with the head of the Investigations Unit’s Information and Press whether the prosecution would appeal the CSJ’s decision; However, there has been no response so far.

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The Administrative Crimes Prosecutor’s Office requested the withdrawal of the right of trial against Hernández, after summoning parliamentary officials for the previous February 15. Nobody came.

The MP himself excused himself from the summons, arguing that prosecutors could not be summoned in Congress, as the investigative unit is an auxiliary body of public administration and courts with autonomous functions, for which the authorities complained against the legislator. was registered.

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