The case of Ola Bini, in Ecuador
The call to trial is carried out without presenting a solid motivation and with a high risk of generating a dangerous precedent of criminalization of fundamental tools for the validity of digital rights in Ecuador.
Ola Bini, activist for free software, Human Rights defender and expert in digital security, has been subject to a judicial process in Ecuador since April, 2019. The national, regional and global organizations that have followed up on the case denounce the political motivation in the accusation and formulation of the charges, as well as continuous and serious violations of due process. With such antecedents, we formed an Observation Mission to witness the pretrial hearing that concluded last Tuesday, June 29th, 2021.