The of Riverdale is coming together to help support their fearless leader as he continues to search for his .

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According to Radar, the show’s creator Aguirre-Sacasa’s 76-year-old dad, Francisco Aguirre-Sacasa, who acted as the Nicaraguan ambassador to the United States from 1997-2000, went missing two months ago after being taken from his own home in the middle of the night by “armed guards” in Nicaragua.

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“Over the years, all of us who have been part of making this show [have] become a family,” 24-year-old Apa stated. His co-star Cott then went to to say, “And right now, someone from our family needs your help.”

24-year-old Reinhart, who plays Betty Cooper on the hit series, then explained, “His father and a dozen other activists were and arrested. No one knows where they are being held and if they are being given food, water, or medicine.”

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As the all star cast pleaded with the public to “rectify this miscarriage of justice,” they asked the show’s devout fans to sign a petition demanding the release of the activist and to use the hashtag #FreeFrancisco.

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According to Roberto, the Nicaraguan government has charged his father “for treason and conspiracy” and is being held at El Chipote federal prison in Managua.

The screenwriter told CBR , “That means my dad’s no longer ‘under investigation for 90 days, as he had been, and can now be imprisoned indefinitely.”

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“As for next steps, we’re going to keep doing what we’ve been doing – getting the word out about my father and the other prisoners. Trying to raise awareness about the human rights violations happening in Nicaragua on a daily basis.”

He went on, “In the meantime, my dad has a private hearing coming up in front of a judge, so we’ll see what happens at that.”

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