The agreement signed between the Public Ministry and the Con The Episcopal CIA continues to generate doubts. The questioning has come from various sides, and in this sense, the former prosecutor Carlos Gajardo, considered that the national prosecutor Jorge Abbott has not understood his work in the post.
“These are recurrent acts in which the national prosecutor has shown us that he does not properly understand that his main task is to ensure equality before the law in all these investigations and that there are neither people nor privileged groups,” said Gajardo, who has A long history of disagreements with Abbott. “It is in some way repeated what has happened with the investigations in political cases in that they establish some modes of operation that ultimately end up being beneficial for those who are investigated,” added Marauder.
The agreement between the Prosecutor and the Episcopal Conference has been widely questioned by a number of political officials. The purpose of this agreement is to exchange information on sexual offences committed by members of the church.
However, several Members have their qualms about the agreement. In that sense, the President of the Constitution Committee, Matías Walker (DC), considered that it was a “bad decision” the signing of the agreement and did not dismiss the prosecutor Abbott to explain its scope.
“We will evaluate with the possibility of inviting the national prosecutor to clarify all the doubts and, of course, to receive the questions from the members. The truth is that it was a very bad decision of the public Ministry, I think the national prosecutor was badly advised on this issue, said Walker.
The parliamentarian added that “this may be a hindrance to the administration of justice in the area of sexual abuse, rather than aid to that purpose, therefore, we add to the clamor of the victims for this agreement to be left without effect.”
On the other hand, the member of the Constitution Commission, Jorge Alessandri (UDI), said that “What surprised me is that the prosecution also gives information to an institution like the church, which is a potential investigated, so I think it leaves a Little of the goal that the Constitution and laws in our country send. ”
“If Congressman Matías Walker proposes that we invite the National prosecutor to the Commission, I think it is a good idea to explain to us whether such conventions are in line with what the law authorizes the national prosecutor, or the fact that they are sharing information with a Potential and future investigated, “he added.
In the same line, the parliamentarian of the Humanist Party (PH), Tomás Hirsch, considered that “the archdiocese has been investigated, which nowadays is part of the network of the perpetrators, the network of Silence, the network of protection; And they are signing an agreement to give a background to the law when that is what they have to do just to comply with the law, the truth that we find unusual. ”
An unnecessary agreement
The agreement between the Public Prosecutor’s Office and the Episcopal conference was described as a mistake since the National Association of Prosecutors.
The President of the Association, Claudio Uribe, said that “it is an absolutely unnecessary agreement. If we are faithful to article 182 of the Criminal Procedure Code regarding the research reserve, the truth is that the information that can be delivered is absolutely generic and public domain. ”
“There is no need for a convention to deliver that information, so we hope that what has been said will be fulfilled as to what this agreement is going to be reviewed; We sincerely believe it was a mistake to sign it, and that must be corrected in the best possible way, he added.