“These are not visiting hours.” That would have been the answer officials of the Provisional Detention Center gave, Saturday morning, to Assemblyman of Pichincha Andres Paez (CREO), not to allow his entry to see Diego Alvear and Diego Zapatier, both sentenced with five days in jail for alleged verbal attacks against members of the police during the last Thursday march, held in Guayaquil.
Paez arrived in Guayaquil to express his solidarity: “I must encourage them to continue the struggle against the tyranny,” he said while ensuring he had reviewed the website to confirm that _ other visits were made that day from 08:00.
The lawyer for the detainees, Juan Vizueta, said he also failed to see them: “A constitutional guarantee is being violated, the fact that no citizen can be held without communication. All citizens must have a direct and permanent contact with their defense. “