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Once Again Prosecutor’s Office Asks To Ground Former President Oscar Arias

Possibly fearing that he may flee Costa Rica to avoid facing charges of alleged rape and sexual abuse, once again the Fiscalía de Género (Prosecutor’s Office for Gender) requested on Wednesday that former president Oscar Arias be prevented from leaving the country while the investigation continues against him.
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The request was made before the Pavas Criminal Court, in which the former president was present for the private hearing.
Although it was not possible to know in detail what the Fiscalia based its request, defense lawyer Erick Ramos said: “We are respectful of the position of the Public Ministry, but we cannot share it because there is no procedural need for that or any other precautionary measure.”
The lawyer added that, “Under that circumstance, the precedents of the

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