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  • Ex-vice president Jorge Glas is serving a six-year prison sentence for being linked to the corruption case of Brazilian construction company Odebrecht.

    Ex-vice president Jorge Glas is serving a six-year prison sentence for being linked to the corruption case of Brazilian construction company Odebrecht. | Photo: EFE

Published 11 December 2018

After requests from family and friends, the former vice president haulted his almost two month strike.

After 52 days, Ecuador's ex-Vice President Jorge Glas ended his hunger strike.

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Via Twitter, the former defense minister, Ricardo Patiño announced the end of Glas's strike in accordance with requests made by family, friends, and "struggling comrades."

"Your bravery and dignity is an example to all of you. We will continue by your side until your innocence is recognized and you reach freedom," Patiño said.

Glas initiated a hunger strike on October 22 to contest his transfer to maximum security prison in Latacunga, a change which Glas alleges was political revenge exacted by current President Lenin Moreno.

The former vice president is serving a six-year prison sentence for being linked to the corruption case of Brazilian construction company Odebrecht, which he vehemently denies being a part of. 


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