Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has granted a pardon to a hundred prisoners, including some opposition MPs, which he defined as an effort to “reconcile” in the country, but for National Assembly President Juan Guaidó is nothing more than one “Trap” for the opposition, which has its sights on the parliamentary elections on December 6th.
Responsible for the announcement this Monday was the Venezuelan Minister of Communication and Information, Jorge Rodríguez, who assured that “the national executive will continue to take all strengthening measures to promote national reconciliation and the search for peace.” our democracy, “said Rodríguez, according to the Venezuelan press.
The pardon includes 110 prisoners, including 23 opposition MPs and four deputies. Among those who will benefit from Maduro’s grace are Freddy Guevara, Mariela Magallanes, Américo De Grazia, Jorge Millán, José Guerra, Richard Blanco, Tomás Gunanipa, Luis Stefanelli, Carlos Paparoni, Henri Ramos Allup, and Miguel Pizarro. All of them were sentenced despite their graduate status.
Now the directors of the prisons are responsible for executing the presidential decree once it is published in the Official Gazette. “The Executive Vice-President, the Minister of the Penitentiary Service and the Minister of Internal Relations for Justice and Peace are responsible for the implementation of this decree,” said Rodríguez.