Thursday, 22 October 2020

Arias Doctors Assure He Was Not In Condition To Commit Rape

Defense assures that the former president and Nobel Laureate was recovering from a collapsed lung in 2014 and had left the hospital a week before the sexual abuse is alleged to have occurred

Two medical specialists say that former President Óscar Arias Sánchez was not in a position to make sudden movements when, according to a doctor, she was a victim of rape in 2014.

Former president Óscar Arias (suit and tie and smiling) participated on Wednesday of the inauguration of the new building of the María Vargas Rodríguez educational center. Photo: Melissa Fernández / La Nacion

This was reported by television channel news, Telenoticias, Wednesday night indicating that the doctors claim that Arias had a pacemaker implanted in November of that year; one month later they placed another device because they found a pneumothorax (a collapsed lung), a normal pulmonary complication in cases of pacemaker placement and was admitted to the Clínica Bíblica hospital.

In this second operation, treatment included insertion of a chest tube or aspiration of the free air in the chest cavity, which generates much pain, as explained by doctors.

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The report says that is the statement the doctors (whose identities was not disclosed) gave to the Fiscalía Adjunta de Género (Deputy Prosecutor’s Office of Gender) in the Primer Circuito Judicial de San José.

The sexual attack denounced by Alejandra Arce, a doctor and anti-nuclear activist, are alleged to have occurred at the Arias house on December 1, 2014, according to the complaint filed by her.

Arias’ lawyer, Gloriana Valladares, said that he was in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Biblica until November 24.

“The doctors have come forward about the medical condition of a patient of this nature, which prevents the movements that the complainant is alleging. They (doctors) testified about the recorded facts. They were totally forceful when it came to indicating what the physical limitations are. They indicated that it is impossible for the events to have occurred as the woman claims,” Valladares said.

In the Telenoticias report, Arias said: “the doctors say that what is alleged is not true since the complainant forgot that I had been operated on, that I had a pacemaker placed and that they had punctured the lung”.

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The statement before the cameras were given when Arias was leaving the inauguration of the new María Vargas Rodríguez educational center, in Cirueals of Alajuela.

On the case of Yazmín Morales Camacho, Miss Costa Rica 1994 and who accuses Arias of sexual abuse, the defense requested a psychological analysis. To this end, he offered an inspection of the site where the alleged abuse took place, in the former president’s house in Rohrmoser.

More complaints

The doctor and model are the only two women to formally file a criminal complaint against the former president, while four other women have alleged publicly, weeks ago, acts of sexual harassment.

One of them is Carina A. Black, 52, a political scientist at the University of Nevada, Reno. In her narrative, published by The New York Times, Black said that Arias (allegedly) tried to kiss her in 1998 when he visited the University.

In addition, the Costa Rican journalist, Nono Antillón, said that the former president had abused her when she worked with him, 35 years ago, taking her hand and putting it on his genitals.

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The Washington Post published the stor of Emma Daly, who said that Arias had touched her breasts in 1990.

Monica Morales, a journalist at Perfil magazine, narrated he experience in an interview with the president in 2013, in which the Arais suggested during the interview she sit on his lap.

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