Juan Márquez, the uncle of Venezuela’s self-proclaimed “responsible president”, Juan Guaidó, was placed under house arrest after spending months in the headquarters of the Directorate General for Military Counterintelligence (DGCIM) in Caracas.
“The same day they attacked the parents of lawyer José Ignacio Hernández and Ricardo Villasmil’s house, they changed the place of my uncle Juan Márquez’s kidnapping to his home,” Guaidó announced on Twitter.
Far from celebrating Márquez’s departure from the DGCIM, the opposition leader has incorporated this movement into the “dictatorship” strategy of “using prisoners to terrorize and confuse”. “We will continue until we see all of Venezuela freely,” he confirmed.
Márquez was arrested on February 11 when he returned to Caracas after a long international tour with Guaidó. He was arrested at the same airport in Maiquetía and claimed to be wearing a bulletproof vest and explosives. He was accused of terrorism.