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Glas plans to meet with German consul in Ecuador

Quito, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) Former Ecuadorian Vice President Jorge Glas plans to meet with the consul of Germany here to discuss his legal situation, while he is being held in a maximum security prison. During the habeas corpus hearing for Glas's defense, the former official noted that the European country is seeking to establish contact with him because he is a German citizen.

Ecuador is awaiting the decision of the National Court of Justice on the habeas corpus request of the former vice president, who was arrested during a raid on the Mexican Embassy in Quito.

The judicial hearing, which began on Thursday at 16:00 hours (local time), was extended until 04:00 hours on Friday morning and will resume in the afternoon at 15:00 hours.

Glas, who is staging a hunger strike in La Roca prison, in the coastal city of Guayaquil, asked the court to return his asylum status, while authorities asserted that this is not a possibility because there are sentences against him and an arrest warrant.

The violent raid by the military and police on the Mexican Embassy in this capital continues to be repudiated by the international community.

Mexico severed diplomatic relations with Ecuador, filed a complaint against Quito at the International Court of Justice, and requested Ecuador’s suspension from the United Nations.