The former President of the National Union of educators (UNE) and militant of the Movimiento Popular Democrático (MPD), yesterday was declared guilty during a hearing behind closed doors, by the Tenth Court of Criminal Guarantees of Guayas, once the Government accused her of the alleged crime of sabotage and terrorism. She said that she will appeal.
Zamora was convicted for supposedly encouraging the students of the Aguirre Abad School to protest during the police uprising of September 30, 2010. The crime of sabotage and terrorism is punishable with imprisonment from eight to twelve years.
The resolution was given by the judges Pablo Diaz, Manuel Armas and Jose Cachingre, after the reinstallation of the adjudication hearing, which began last Friday, after two failed attempts to judge her, for lack of witnesses.
Pedro Granja, one of the lawyers of Zamora, said that they will wait for the writing verdict to arrive to his locker to be able to appeal to the Provincial Court, he also complained that the judges, did not clarify what are their basis or which is the sentence.
Several leaders of the MPD, among them former Assembly member Jorge Escala and the provincial director, Alonso Lopez, were outside the Court along with other activists and political leaders as Martha Roldos.
Until the resolution is known, Escala emphasized that the Zamora case symbolizes an “Act of political persecution” against anyone who thinks different from the regime.