The Colombian Academy of Exact Physical and Natural Sciences In a statement, he expressed his solidarity and support for the scientific community from Mexico, in particular, 31 persons accused of committing illegal acts while serving in the Scientific and technological advisory forum (FCCyT) and the National Council on Science and Technology (FCCyT)CONACYT). In the text, insistence is considered Prosecutor of the Republic Trying to imprison representatives of the scientific community.
This is the text of his message:
“The Colombian Academy of Exact Physical and Natural Sciences expresses its solidarity and support to the scientific community in Mexico, in particular to the 31 people, including several scientists, who have been accused of illegal acts while serving in the scientific and technological field. The Advisory Forum and the National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT) Similarly, the Colombian Academy supports the position of rector One, Dr. Enrique Luis Grau And the statement of the College of Principals and Directors of Colleges and Schools of the United Nations University on September 27, 2021.
“Despite the fact that the dispute that gave rise to the accusations against these members of the Mexican scientific community has already been resolved by the competent legal bodies of Mexico (Amparo en Revision 76/2021 of the Second Chamber of the The nation’s supreme court of justice), the Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of the said country requested the arrest of 31 accused, which provoked an act of aggression and harassment against representatives of the scientific community who acted in accordance with the applicable law during that time. of their performance.
“The Academy recognizes the importance of maintaining a culture of transparency and accountability in investing public resources that finance science, technology and innovation, as a means of implementing the “checks and balances” that characterize modern democracies. Therefore, it considers it necessary to maintain respect for the institutional framework of the scientific community and for all those attempts it makes to contribute In a critical and analytical way in designing public policies that promote science, technology and technology Innovation anywhere in the world sees it important to have diverse and critical voices that allow us to understand the logic of public policies, including science, technology and innovation, without thus qualifying those who express them as criminals.
“In this sense, he considers the disproportionate insistence of the Public Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Mexico to try to imprison representatives of the scientific community who have exercised their work in accordance with the principles of analysis and dissent, and who are also protected by various decisions of the Mexican criminal justice system that have considered the charges against them groundless.”
The letter is dated September 30th.
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