The Chilean Justice declared admissible the appeals presented to challenge the pardons granted by Boric
The benches of Chile Vamos and the Democratic party seek with this maneuver that the Constitutional Court reverses the pardon of a dozen people detained in the framework of the social protests of 2019
The benches of Chile Vamos and the Democratic party seek with this maneuver that the Court Constitutional reversal of the pardon of a dozen people arrested in the framework of the social protests of 2019.
The Constitutional Court of Chile declared the appeals presented by the opposition admissible to revoke the pardonsgranted by the country's president, Gabriel Boric, at the end of last year.
“TC declares admissible 7 requests of unconstitutionality presented by a group of honorable senators and senators. Subsequently, it will be resolved on the merits by listening to arguments in a public hearing,” the institution reported on its Twitter account.
Unanimously, the court will study the pardons granted to both six convicted of < b>crimes committed during the social outbreak such as Jorge Mateluna, a former member of the radical armed group Frente Patriotico Manuel Rodríguez (FPMR), which fought the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet (1973-1990)
The caucuses of Chile Vamos and the Democrats partyWith this maneuver, they seek to have the Justice declare unconstitutional the pardons of a dozen people detained in the framework of the social protests of 2019, and among whom are people with criminal records.
In In response to these accusations of unconstitutionality, the Minister of Justice and Human Rights, Luis Cordero, reiterated on successive occasions that the pardons were applied in compliance with administrative regulations and within the framework legal.
“Here what is being debated are acts, and the acts are based on some files that are processed as pardons have classically been processed,” said Minister Cordero, according to information from the Chilean television network T13.
The Chilean Justice declared the appeals presented to challenge the pardons granted by Boric admissible. (REUTERS)
Cordero remarked that the Executive Branch is going to “defend in court” the pardons granted by Boric, arguing not only the current rules but also the previous jurisprudence on these same issues.
This is the first time in the history of Chile that the pardons granted by a president are questioned through the courts. The controversy has already claimed the head of Marcela Ríos and Matías Meza, who resigned from their posts at the head of the Ministry of Justice and the head of the presidential Cabinet, respectively.
The pardons came in a moment in which the surveys reflect a high concern for insecurity in the country; Although the number of crimes has decreased in recent years, the level of violence has increased and the media coverage of robberies and robberies has increased.
The Chilean president assured that he does not intend to “start a dispute” with the judiciary because of the pardons granted before the end of the year.
“It would be bad news as a country that as president of the republic initiated a dispute with the Judiciary, as unfortunately it has become the custom in other countries around the world,” he stated.
“Independent of my personal opinion of the case in question, the pardon granted to Jorge Mateluna is based on the attributionsthat as President of the Republic the Constitution and the laws grant me,” added Boric.
The court will study the pardons granted both to six convicted of crimes committed in the social outbreak and to Jorge Mateluna, a former member of the radical armed group Manuel Rodríguez Patriotic Front (FPMR), which fought the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet (1973-1990). . (EFE)
In the same vein, the president recalled pardons that his predecessors had delivered in periods prior to his arrival in La Moneda.
“The power of pardon, of which I have made use, does not call into question this essential norm of the separation of powers of our political system, which I personally respect, value and will do respect”, indicated the president.
“The independence of the powers of the State is an essential condition of democracy and I, as President of the Republic, fully respect it, and, therefore, I value and agree with the statement of the Supreme Court”, he assured.
(With information from Europa Press and EFE)