The Nicolás Maduro regime released journalist Roland Carreño and four other political prisoners
The regime of Nicolas Maduro released the Venezuelan journalist this Wednesday night Roland Carreno and four other political prisoners, as confirmed by the head of the opposition delegation Democratic Unitary Platform (PUD), Gerardo Blydethrough your account on X.
The anti-Chavismo chief negotiator shared a photograph in which he is seen next to the journalist, with a brief message indicating that he is “free.”
In another publication, he indicated that four other political prisoners were released, among them the former deputy Juan Requesenswho was prosecuted in 2018 but he was already out of jail, as well as Marco Antonio Garces Carapaicauniversity student detained in 2020 for being in the same vehicle as a former US Marine; Mariana Barretoimprisoned for protesting in 2019 due to irregularities in the gasoline supply in the Andean state of Trujillo (west) and Eurinel Rincón who was a secretary at Ministry of Defence and she was charged with treason and leak of information after appearing in a photo with an opposition leader.
The former presidential candidate Henrique capriles radonski and the vice president of Political Affairs of the party Justice FirstTomás Guanipa, celebrated the release of the opponents.
“We deeply thank the human rights defenders for their efforts and persistence in the fight for the release of all political prisoners,” Guanipa said on Twitter.
These releases are the first to occur after the agreements signed this Tuesday, in Barbadosbetween the PUD and the Chavista regime, which outline, according to the opposition, a route for the release of the 300 political prisoners that exist in the Caribbean country.
Carreño was arrested on October 26, 2020 in “flagrant” when, supposedly, he was carrying weapons to “promote violent actions”and he was charged with the crimes of financing of terrorism, conspiracy against the political form and illicit trafficking in weapons of war.
Later, his defense reported that he was also accused of “criminal association”.
The attorney general appointed by the Chavista dictatorship, Tarek William Saab, He then stated that Carreño was the “main” financier of the political party Popular will and that at the time of his arrest he had with him $12,000 in cashand that, in addition, they found conversations on his cell phone that demonstrated the distribution of other $60,000 for acts of “conspiracy.”
The former Venezuelan deputy, Juan Requesens, was convicted last year to eight years in prison for the crime of conspiracy.
On August 8, 2018, the Chavista Justice declared the admissibility of the prosecution of Requesens and according to a press release published by the organization itself, there were “sufficient elements of conviction to estimate the commission of crimes of a permanent nature” by the former deputy.
Requesens faced two charges of frustrated homicide and five others for possession of a firearm, terrorism, treason, criminal association and public instigation.
After spending two years locked up in Helicoidheadquarters of the Bolivarian Intelligence Service (Sebin) awaiting trial, was released as a humanitarian measure in August 2020.
(With information from EFE and AFP)
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