In March 2019, a sequence of blackouts began in Venezuela that paralyzed the country for eleven days. Nicolás Maduro explained it like this: everything had been the product of cyber terrorism attacks by Chile and Colombia, supported by their enemy, the United States. "Enough of Donald Trump's aggressions against the people of Venezuela!".
After the illegal detention of Roberto and William Isaías Dassum by the authorities of the Immigration and Customs agency, on Friday, March 15, they were released on bail. The federal judge of the South Florida District Court, Kathleen M. Williams, in a Habeas Corpus hearing, ordered the bail hearing within a maximum period of 7 days, for considering this detention as illegal.
COMMAND from Kathleen M. Williams US District Judge
THIS MATTER has come before the Court for the urgent Petition of a Writ of Habeas Corpus presented, in accordance with the provisions of Title 28 of the US Code, by the Petitioners, Roberto Abdón Isaías Dassum and William Esteban Isaías Dassum.
Detention of Isaías brothers is a judicial issue, not the Government
The Minister of the Interior, María Paula Romo, during the Sectorial Cabinet in Tulcán, referred to the arrest this Wednesday of the former bankers Roberto and William Isaías by the Immigration authorities (ICE) of the United States
Judicial Attorney for Isaías Brothers clarifies precautionary measure
"In my capacity as Judicial Attorney for the Isaias Dassum brothers, I presented a request for a precautionary measure to the competent Judge to order, to the REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT SERVICE, the prohibition to dispose of the assets seized in July 2008"
Auction of assets seized from former Filanbanco shareholders suspended
Judge Johnny Lituma, from the Florida North Judicial Unit of Guayaquil, granted precautionary measures in favor of the Isaías Dassum brothers and suspended the auction of the assets seized by the defunct AGD.
The UN-HRC issued rules that ensure the return of property seized from the Isaías brothers
Dr. Jorge Zavala Egas, Judicial Attorney for the Isaías brothers, recalled that he addressed the Special Rapporteur of the CDH, in charge of supervising compliance with the Opinion issued in favor of his clients, informing him of the refusal of the Ecuadorian state to comply with it.
DPLF publishes report on judicial independence in Ecuador
The report shows that, despite the reforms implemented in Ecuador in recent years to strengthen the justice system, in practice there is a line of action by the executive branch aimed at interfering in the decisions of judges in matters of political relevance.
The adventure of a young Lebanese named Mema Kozhaya
Mema Kozhaya was the real name of Emilio Isaías. Upon his arrival in Guayaquil at the beginning of the last century, he spoke only Arabic, that is why they did not understand him well when he pronounced his first and last name and was registered as Emilio Isaías in the Ecuadorian records.