Reporter says Sala IV will hear his appeal

A constitutional complaint against Ottón Solís has been accepted for consideration by the Sala IV constitutional court, according to the complainant, José Rodolfo Ibarra, a reporter.

Solís is chairman of the legislative budget committee, and Sept. 10 he ejected from the hearing room reporters, photographers and video crews during consideration of the 2015 budget.

Ibarra, a former president of the Colegio de Periodistas, considers this a violation of freedom of the press.

The session that followed the ejection was not secret because reporters could hear the session via a speaker.

Ibarra also is asking the court to order Solís to abstain from doing the same thing again, the reporter said in a press release.

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