The Foundation for the Development of Citizen Freedom , a Panamanian chapter of Transparency International (IT) , ensures that the actions of the administration of justice, both in the investigation and prosecution function of the Public Prosecutor’s Office , as well as the resolution function of the Judicial Branch ” throws a negative balance “in the multiple cases of corruption in the country.
Court denies more time for Odebrecht bribery case
That negative balance includes “unexplained dismissals, annulment of evidence, interim judges with nefarious records and others.” And now it is “crowned” with the decision of the Second Court of Justice to close the investigation time of the “greatest corruption scheme in the history of the country: the criminal activity of the Odebrecht company in Panama,” said a statement from the foundation.
“It is a decision that we question and denounce from procedural law, as it is a cause that exceeds the complexity criteria,” he says.
“Corruption counterattacks and impunity is its quintessential weapon,” the statement said.
It also sends a message to the Public Ministry and the Executive. The Public Ministry requests that it be more “proactive, brave and independent” to take all appropriate actions to “exhaust the last instance in the Supreme Court of Justice.”
The Executive reminds him of President Laurentino Cortizo’s promise to appoint magistrates and attorneys “without political, business or family ties.”
“If we want to end impunity, we need the best justice operators: probos, independents, with judicial experience and brave in the face of corruption,” the Foundation adds.