Juana Rivas enters an insertion center in Granada to serve her sentence of 2 and a half years

Juana Rivas has entered the Matilde Cantos de Granada Social Insertion Center (CIS) to serve the final sentence of two and a half years in prison for not having delivered his children to the father in the summer of 2017, as reported this Friday by his lawyer, Carlos Aránguez.

After 10:00 hours, Juana Rivas has accessed the center, issuing a statement shortly afterwards in which she acknowledged that “these are very difficult moments”, and what does the “very unfair” decision.

The lawyer already advanced that this neighbor of Maracena (Granada) was not going to “evade” the admission to prison decreed by the Criminal Court 1, although he again accused this body of not “addressing any of the arguments” that he had transferred as part, among others, the appeals and reform appeals that he has presented against his imprisonment.

“Of course, We will use all legal avenues so that this situation lasts for the shortest possible time., especially the estimate of our appeal “against the order of May 27, 2021 in which the Criminal Court number 1 of Granada agreed to the arrest and entry into prison of Rivas, as well as” for the classification in third degree penitentiary and the granting the total pardon “, for its part, the Aránguez law firm, which represents it, has indicated in a statement.

Rivas, who has also requested a pardon from the Government, is firmly condemned for having remained in the summer of 2017 for a month in unknown whereabouts with her two children so as not to hand them over to the father, the Italian Francesco Arcuri, who in 2009 was convicted of injuring her and whom she reported again for abuse in 2016.

Rivas has wanted “thank the many expressions of affection that he has received in these days “and has guaranteed that he will never” stop fighting for his children. “” I will comply with a decision that I consider very unfair, but that I will not disobey, “he added.

He has thus pointed out that “no matter how hard it is to enter jail, the most terrible moments” of his life have been when “he had no choice” but to hand over his children to the father of the minors because justice “demanded it” of him. . “But instead, my complaint for mistreatment against him was kept in a drawer for 13 months. For after 30 more months, to be filed without even listening to me, “he lamented, after a few months ago he made effective the compensation to his ex-partner of 12,000 euros as he has been sentenced.


I have faith and hope that the Government grant me a pardon, and that allows me to continue fighting for my children and ask for their rights to be recognized in Italy. We have suffered a lot, it seems that we still have enough, and that cannot be forgotten, “he said, guaranteeing that he will” never give up. ” “I owe it to my children. I owe it to myself as a person, woman and mother.. I will continue to fight so that my children have a calmer life one day, although there is already irreparable damage, “he warned.

The plenary session of the Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court (TS) has sentenced Juana Rivas to two years and six months in prison for a crime of child abduction, after she left Italy with her children in 2016 with the claim of not returning despite not having parental consent, spending a month in the summer of 2017 in unknown whereabouts with the little ones, in breach of the court decisions that forced him to hand them over to the father.

Juana Rivas has defended during this time that she left in 2016 with her two children from Italy – where they had fixed their habitual residence – to flee from alleged mistreatment of which she accuses her ex-partner and father of the minors.


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