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Judge Afiuni taken to the Attorney General Office

"The reasons for the transfer are unknown," reads a message from the Judge's brother, Nelson Afiuni

ALICIA DE LA ROSA |  EL UNIVERSAL
Thursday November 29, 2012  12:10 PM
Judge María Lourdes Afiuni was taken on Thursday, at 6:00 am to the Attorney General Office, tweeted his brother Nelson Afiuni.

"At this moment, Judge Afiuni is in the Attorney General Office, we do not know the reason for her transfer. Stay on the alert," the message reads.

For his part, Afiuni's attorney, José Amalio Graterol, labeled the event as "weird, abnormal." In his view, the action gives rise to speculation, because the access of her attorneys was banned.

"We do not know whether it is a new indictment or Dr. Afiuni was called to a private meeting with the public prosecutor who accused her," the lawyer explained.

Last Friday, November 23, journalist Francisco Olivares, the head of the section of investigative journalism at daily newspaper El Universal, released his work "Afiuni, La Presa del Comandante" (Afiuni: The Pray of the Commander). In the book, the magistrate confessed that she was sexually abused during her stay in jail.

Last Monday, Attorney General Luisa Ortega Díaz claimed that no complaint had been received at her office in this regard and she asked the Judge's defense attorneys to act accordingly in order to commence an investigation.

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Translated by Conchita Delgado
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