Lawsuit against journalist raises concerns about press freedom in Ecuador

"National and international organizations expressed their concern on Tuesday (Jan. 17) about the lawsuit for moral damages filed against a journalist who published an article on alleged acts of corruption involving the government and the brother-in-law of Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso.

The Venezuelan journalist of the digital media La Posta, Andersson Boscán -who has lived in Ecuador since his childhood- denounced in publications that officials had allegedly requested large sums of money to allegedly benefit Danilo Carrera, Lasso's brother-in-law.

The alluded to in the journalistic investigation filed a lawsuit for moral damages against the journalist for an amount of (US) 500,000 dollars."

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