Ecuadorian artists and academics condemn the attack on the Mexican embassy

The Network of Intellectuals and Artists for the Defense of Humanity (REDH) has expressed its strong rejection of the raid to carry out the kidnapping of the diplomatic asylum, former Ecuadorian Vice President, Jorge Glas.

REDH insists that the event contravenes the Vienna Convention and violates the Diplomatic Asylum Convention, which stipulates the authority of a state granting asylum to determine the status of a person seeking protection, according to its own understanding of persecution.

“We call on the government of Daniel Noboa to provide the most profound excuses to the Mexican government and people,” the network said, also demanding the release of Glass and the immediate cessation of all forms of political persecution and acts of “lawfare.” Which affects the citizen revolution movement and other social and popular groups.

For its part, the Ecuadorian House of Culture also denied the raid on the Mexican legation and called on the international community to demand that Ecuador comply with international standards of coexistence.

Despite the severing of diplomatic relations caused by this event, the CCE affirms that it will promote activities that celebrate Mexico's cultural wealth and its invaluable contribution to World Heritage.

In turn, the “Democratic Chair” movement, a movement representing professors from the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at the Central University of Ecuador, joined in rejecting the actions of the Ecuadorian government in violation of international law and Mexico's sovereignty.

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The President indicated in a statement that the violent and armed incursion of the Mexican Embassy in Ecuador is not justified in any international treaties, specifically in the Vienna Convention, warning of the consequences of severing diplomatic relations.

The teaching movement noted that this situation will change the multiple social, cultural, economic, fraternal and academic relations that have been built between the two countries for many years.

Moreover, he stressed that in the current context of worsening instability, insecurity and risks affecting mobile populations crossing both countries, the actions of the Ecuadorian government also show laxity towards migrants and the protection and guarantees they should enjoy in the country. Of rights.

The invasion of the Mexican diplomatic headquarters in Quito on Friday night, April 5, sparked condemnations from the international community.

However, the Ecuadorian government on Saturday insisted on justifying its actions, and its advisor Gabriela Sommerfeld claimed there was a flight risk for Glass, whom Mexico considers a political persecutor and for that reason has granted him asylum.


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