Gabriela Rivadeneira, President of the National Assembly, who is part of the ruling party, delivered yesterday, through a legislative agreement, the post-mortem award ‘Vicente Rocafuerte’ to Arturo Jarrín, leader of the subversive group Alfaro Vive Carajo (AVC), who died in 1986.
Assembly member Soledad Buendía, who was recently sanctioned by Alianza País for showing her support for the decriminalization of abortion, is sister-in-law of Arturo Jarrín and was in charge of presenting a film about his career and commented that “today in the National Assembly Justice has been done,” recovering the memory of this revolutionary.
According to Buendia, the story about the life of his brother-in-law must be rewritten so that new generations know the truth, since Jarrin was captured in 1984, after he escaped from prison through a tunnel built with the help of his companions of AVC.
Subsequently Jarrin was arrested in October 1986 in Panama and transferred to Ecuador, days later, they found him lifeless in Carcelen, a neighborhood in the North of Quito, his remains had several bullet impacts, and evidence of torture.
The Truth Commission, formed by the current regime, was in charge of investigating the causes of the death of Jarrin, and established the violation of the rights of the subversive in the Government of late former President Leon Febres-Cordero.
Rivadeneira made an invitation to the brothers of Arturo Jarrín; Miguel, Rodrigo and Edwin, so that they receive the award.
Edwin thanked the recognition and added that who should receive the award is his mother, since she was in charge of forging his brother to be exceptional.