After learning of the decision by the Constitutional Court, which supported the appeal of the Diario Extra, Manuel Estrada, went looking for Attorney General, Jorge Chavarria.
Estrada is the journalist at the centre of the storm, whose telephone conversations were being listened to by authorities, an act confirmed by the AG.
However, Estrada was met by Tatiana Vargas, of the AG’s press office, who explained Chavarria was not in, but gave her version on the situation:
- The AG’s office has not been notified of the Court ruling (No. 2014-4035), which means it has not been possible to anlayze it and comment.
- Based on an analysis of the press statement by the Constitutional Court on the case, the prohibition on wire tapping is with respect to journalists, but it does not affect wire tapping in other cases.
- The investigation into the Fonseca case, the public official accused of leaking police information, will continue without the taped telephone conversations.
Source: Diario Extra