Juana Rivas has entered prison voluntarily at ten o’clock in the morning at the CIS Matilde Cantos de Granada to serve her sentence two and a half years in prison for hiding their children for a month to his father, whom he accused of mistreatment, in the summer of 2017.
Rivas has voluntarily entered prison within the period given by the judge of Granada, while his defense has requested a possible pardon.
Rivas’ lawyer trusts that soon i can get the third degree prison and to obtain the “total pardon” that he has requested from the Government.
The mother of Maracena (Granada) has issued a statement in which she appreciates the expressions of affection and says that he will never stop fighting for his children:
Rivas assured that He never thought something like this would happen to him and that he believes his sentence is “primarily for his children.”
It is firmly condemned for having remained in the summer of 2017 a month unaccounted for with her two children not to hand them over to Arcuri, who in 2009 was convicted of injuring her and whom she reported again for abuse in 2016.
The statement of 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. I will never stop fighting for my children.
These are very difficult times. I’m going to prison. Never in my life would I have thought something like this would happen to us. CI believe that 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 was kept 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 will grant me clemency, 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 fighting so that my children have a calmer life one day, although there are already irreparable damages.
I command them a huge hug to all those who love my children and me, and I send another fortune to the fathers and mothers who may find themselves in the same situation “.