Prosecutor José Luis Jaramillo, who accused the 10 detainees in Luluncoto of sabotage and terrorism, confirmed yesterday before the Third Court of Crimes of Pichincha the charges against Abigail Heras, who has been detained for eleven months in the women’s prison El Inca, northern Quito, along with her partner and suspicious on the same charges, Cristina Campaña.
Defense attorneys of the detainees revealed that Jaramillo also ratified the charges against Paul Castro, who last December along with six other prisoners, was freed by a habeas corpus resource.
Ciro Guzmán, defense attorney in the case, considered that the trial could be concluded next week, after the elections.
The hearing of judgments has been active for a month; due to this expansion of the trial, lots of doubts have been raised by relatives of the accused and human rights organizations, such as the Assembly of Popular Women who have staged protests in the outer National Court of Justice.
However, defense lawyers are optimistic because so far there is no evidence that link their clients with the terrorism acts.