Elías Sánchez and Edwin Miranda will have to hand over their cell phones to the Department of Justice, according to a determination issued this afternoon by Judge Alberto Luis Pérez Ocasio, of the Court of First Instance of San Juan.

The order instructs the prosecution as the defense of Sánchez and Miranda to agree on the delivery of the devices. Both will have to take their cell phones to the Justice headquarters.

The information was confirmed tonight by the press office of the Office of Court Administration, but it was not specified whether the judge ordered a specific deadline for delivery of the units.

On August 14, Pérez Ocasio he suspended the citations Sánchez and Miranda before Justicia, an agency that carries out a survey on the controversial Telegram chat in which both participated together with former Governor Ricardo Rosselló and others of his advisors.

According to the judge, the delivery of cell phones does not violate the constitutional clause that protects every citizen from self-incrimination and does not imply giving testimony.

The prosecutors who investigate the content of the chat through the messaging system are Marieli Rosario Figueroa, Olga B. Castellón Miranda and Arlene M. Gardón Rivera.

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