During his first day of confinement, the former legislator Galo Lara would have already been visited, according to the Minister of Justice, Ledy Zuniga.
“At 15:00 of Saturday November 15, at the Rehabilitation Center of Cotopaxi, Lara received Mauricio Zaldumbide. All prisoners are able to authorize up to ten people (for the visit), so far I’m not sure if he would have already used the quota, but we have one list of seven people given by him that day,” Zuniga would have said in an interview for Ecuadorinmediato web, released by the Ministry of Justice.
Zuniga said that a medical evaluation would have been done to the former legislador, which concluded that he “did not enter to prison beaten or tortured.”
The defense Attorney of Lara, Pedro Granja, on the other hand, said that his client would have been exposed in a “morbid way by the Ministries of Justice and Interior in the government media.”
Lara was condemned by the National Court of Justice with a penalty of ten years in prison for complicity in a triple murder, registered in Quinsaloma (Los Ríos).