Maracena’s neighbor Juana Rivas has entered prison at ten in the morning at the CIS “Matilde Cantos” in Granada to serve his sentence of two and a half years in prison for hide your children for a month to his father, whom he accused of mistreatment, in the summer of 2017. Rivas enters prison while the Provincial Court studies his appeal asking to wait for a possible pardon in freedom.
The Supreme Court halved Juana Rivas’ sentence for a crime of child abduction, a firm sentence of two and a half years in prison that she will now begin to serve. Meanwhile, Rivas has formally requested a pardon the Government to avoid jail and has asked the Justice to wait for the decision of the executive released. To date, the Granada criminal court has refused and Rivas has appealed the decision to the Provincial Court.
Your defense, led by the lawyer Carlos Aránguez, has revealed his entry into prison while Rivas herself has issued a statement.
Statement from juana rivas
“I want to thank the many expressions of affection that I have received in these days. From my loved ones and from many people, some organized and others unknown, who have helped and encouraged me. And this gives me the strength I need to continue. Never. I’m going to stop fighting for my children.
These are very difficult times. I’m going to go to prison. Never in my life would I have thought something like this would happen to us. I think this sentence is mainly for my children.
I will comply with a decision that I consider very unfair, but that I will not disobey.
As hard as it is to enter prison, for me, the most terrible moments of my life have been those that I have narrated to you on numerous occasions and when I had no choice but to hand over my children to Mr. Arcuri. Justice demanded it of me. But instead, my complaint for mistreatment against Mr. Arcuri it was stored in a drawer for 13 months. For after 30 more months, to be shelved without even listening to me.
I have faith and hope that the Government grant me the pardon, and that allows me to continue fighting for my children and ask that their rights be recognized in Italy. We have suffered a lot, it seems that we still have enough left, and that cannot be forgotten.
I 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 for my children to have a calmer life one day, although there is already irreparable damage.
I send a huge hug to all those who love my children and me, and I send another strong hug to the fathers and mothers who may find themselves in the same situation.
In a statement, his lawyer assures that they will insist that he can wait for a decision in freedom: “We will use all legal avenues so that this situation lasts as short a time as possible, especially the estimate of our appeal against the aforementioned Order, the classification in third degree penitentiary and the granting of a total pardon. “The grace measure has already begun to be processed at the Ministry of Justice.