Some 24 deputies from all parties and benches sent a letter urging Chancellor Erika Mouynes to carry out the pertinent procedures so that the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations is applied to the representatives of Panama before the Parlacen: Ricardo Alberto and Luis Enrique Martinelli Linares, illegally detained in Guatemala more than a year ago.
The note dated August 2 supports the evident violation of the diplomatic immunity of the Martinelli Linares brothers by the Guatemalan State.
For the members of the Panamanian Legislative Organ, the Foreign Ministry “has not been diligent in that case” and they present examples of cases of Panamanian diplomats who were involved in legal situations in other countries and Panama demanded respect for their immunity and the Convention of Vienna on United Nations Diplomatic Relations.
It is the second note that deputies of the National Assembly have signed in recent weeks, asking that the legal situation of their colleagues in Parlacen be reviewed and that the Government fulfill its role.
The deputies ask Chancellor Mouynes to respond to them in writing what steps the portfolio under her charge has taken “to protect these compatriots and guarantee their rights and prerogatives as elected officials.”