Ex-vice president of Ecuador taken to hospital after embassy raid | News Fin

Ecuador's former vice president Jorge Claus has been taken to hospital after an unusual embassy raid. According to prison officials, Glass was taken to the hospital on Monday after refusing to eat prison food. It is said that Klaus's health worsened after not eating for a day. The former vice president is said to be in stable condition and under observation pending his return to prison.

Earlier on Monday, Klaus' Brussels-based lawyer Sonia Vera said the former vice president's life was in danger and the international community should intervene.

A diplomatic crisis since the raid

Glass was arrested during a raid Friday at the Mexican embassy in the Ecuadorian capital, Quito. Hours earlier, Mexico had granted political asylum to a former vice president accused of corruption. Many employees of the mission were injured in the attack by the special forces.

Klaus, who served as vice president of leftist Rafael Correa from 2013 to 2017, previously spent several years in prison on corruption charges, and a new arrest warrant was issued for him in January. Correa, on the other hand, has been sentenced to eight years in prison.

Mexico and several other South American countries have severed diplomatic ties with Ecuador. The European Union, among others, has condemned the embassy incursion. The test was considered a violation of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties. According to the treaty, no state may occupy a mission territory on its soil.

Mexico severed diplomatic ties with Ecuador and announced it would appeal the trial to the International Court of Justice.

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