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Guaid ó stresses that Zambrano “never” should have being detained and demanding the release of all political prisoners

September 18, 2019


The self-proclaimed “president in charge” of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, celebrated on Wednesday the release of the vice president of the National Assembly, édgar Zambrano, although he stressed that “he” should never have been detained, and has demanded the release of the other political prisoners .

“The parliamentarian édgar Zambrano, as well as the rest of the political prisoners, should never have been deprived of their liberty,” said the Guaidó cabinet in a statement, stressing that “in the particular case of the deputy, nothing more was discussed. kidnapping, but of the violation of their Human Rights and their parliamentary immunity. ”

The opposition leader has criticized that “the dictatorship led by Nicolás Maduro seeks to claim the achievement of his release as his own, when it has been international and citizen pressure and the work done by the legitimate government who achieved the release of the deputy from his abduction.”

In addition, it has indicated that “those responsible for the kidnapping must be prosecuted and placed under the order of Justice, when compliance with the prescribed route is achieved (…) that responds to the cessation of usurpation, transitional government and free elections “.

“In Venezuela there are more than 500 political prisoners, therefore, we reaffirm the route of proposing a real solution to the country, where justice is true and the real culprits punished,” he said.

Zambrano was released on Tuesday afternoon (Venezuelan time) after being detained on May 8 in Caracas by agents of the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service (SEBIN) accused of participating in a failed plot to overthrow the Government of Maduro.

In the following months, numerous deputies of the National Assembly that presides over Guaidó were stripped of their parliamentary immunity, arrested and charged with the same charges. Some managed to flee the country or take refuge in embassies before being arrested.