Political prisoner Otiniel Ramos has been released in the past few hours as part of a new wave of releases that has put at least 24 prisoners on the streets between ordinary people and politicians, according to Foro Penal, a local NGO dedicated to surveillance, the Prison population.
Ramos is a former employee of the National Electric Corporation (Corpoelec), who was arrested in April 2019 for sabotaging the Venezuelan power grid and has since been held at the headquarters of the Directorate General for Military Counterintelligence (DGCIM) in Boleita, Caracas. .
“The former political prisoner Otoniel Ramos was released at 8:40 pm (local time on Wednesday),” Foro Penal announced on Twitter. “He should never have been locked up!” Riveted the NGO.
In the early morning hours of Wednesday, another 23 prisoners from El Helicoide, one of the Caracas headquarters of the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service (SBEIN), were released. However, most of them were ordinary prisoners. So far, Foro Penal has only identified Roque González, Ramón Zapata and Jorge Luis Pérez as political prisoners.