Arrest warrant for Ecuador former President Correa

Ecuador's National Court of Justice (CNJ) ordered the capture of former President Rafael Correa, who was sentenced to eight years in prison for his alleged participation in a bribery case.

This arrest warrant also affects former Vice President Jorge Glas and other former senior officials such as Alexis Mera, Maria de Los Angeles Duarte, and Viviana Bonilla.

After ratifying that the legal process is completed, Judge Ivan Leon ordered that the arrest warrant be sent to the National Electoral Council (CNE) because the leftist leader cannot take part in electoral processes for a time equal to the time established in the sentence.

On Wednesday, President Lenin Moreno's administration ordered the withdrawal of the life pension that Correa was receiving in his capacity as former president of the Republic.

On Sept. 7, a CNJ court rejected the legal recourse presented by the Correa's lawyers. That rejection implied the ratification of his sentence to eight years in prison.