Assembly Commission says murder of Air Force general could be a ‘state crime’

A commission of National Assembly members has concluded that former government officials, including ex-president Rafael Correa, may share responsibility for the murder of Ecuadorian Air Force General Jorge Gabela. Murdered in December 2010, Gabela, opposed the government’s purchase of Indian-made Dhruv helicopters. “There is sufficient evidence of a possible state crime that the prosecutor’s office should follow up with its own investigation,” the assembly commission concluded on Friday. The commission report suggests that 68 people should be investigated for their role in the murder and its possible cover-up, including former President Rafael Correa; former Minister of Justice and the Interior José…

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