Updated 01/18/2021 11:01 AM
The defense of former vice president Amado Boudou appealed to the Federal Chamber of Cassation on Monday the decision to revoke his house arrest in the Ciccone case and asked that he continue with the execution of the sentence of 5 years and ten months in prison at his home.
Boudou was convicted in 2018 of passive bribery and negotiations incompatible with the civil service.
A year later, the Chamber of Cassation confirmed that sentence.
And a month ago, the Court rejected the complaint of his lawyers for the highest court to reverse that fate.
The execution judge of the sentence, Daniel Obligado, took four weeks to admit that the former vice must return to prison: he himself had signed the strange resolution that in April removed Boudou from the Ezeiza prison although his health was good before the coronavirus threat.
Now the former vice president's lawyers have appealed the revocation of his house arrest and even assured that they will file an appeal with the Inter-American Court of Human Rights to review the sentence.
"The sentence of conviction has failed to respect due process. That is why we are going to ask the Inter-American Court (Inter-American Court) to review it, because respect for due process is a guarantee of Human Rights," said Boudou's lawyer, Graciana Peñafort, days ago.
The defense of the former vice president has a period of six months from the delivery of the sentence for presentation to the hemispheric court for the protection of human rights.
As in all these cases, the appeal will take the form of a complaint against one of the powers of the Argentine State (in this case the Judicial Power, whose controller is in the hands of the Court as the highest court).