Name: Otoniel Guevara
Arbitrarily detained: November 23, 2004
Place of confinement: The Helicoid
Occupation: Ex Commissioner of the old Disip
“I am deprived of freedom because I fell into the hands of my enemy and I was prosecuted and sentenced for the commission of a crime I did not commit.” With those words, Otoniel summarize almost 14 years of prison for political reasons.
The Anti-Terrorism Law was established for this case. Both Otoniel and Rolando and their cousin Juan Bautista were accused by nominal prosecutors and also condemned by nominal judges, using false witnesses known as “star witnesses.”
In 2011, the defense requested alternative sentencing measures. The request was not heard. Guevara is still held in the dungeons of El Helicoide, 13 years later.